Hi I'm 54 years old and came back to crafting 3 years ago and started dress making in July 13. My Grandmother was a tailoress and my Mum made my wedding dress as well as other significant outfits so I have alot to live up to. I learnt to sew as a child making dolls clothes and am now honing my skills with the assistance of my Mothers watchful eye. Style wise I love Boden. As I am 'curvy' I use alot of stretch fabrics and am now much more confident to alter patterns to suit my shape. I love dressmaking because you have much more control on style and fit not to mention the cost, recently my £9 shell top mistaken for Jaegar, how cool is that.