Hi, I'm Nicki, another home sewer (sewist?) doing my best to learn on my own.
My first real sewing project was about 20 years ago, I made my own wedding dress with a little help from my mum and grandma. My favourite part was hand stitching the sequins and seed beads to the guipure lace and sewing the motifs from the lace onto the bodice. I think it turned out really well in fact. I made some other garments and then stopped sewing for quite a while. Now I'm back at it and really loving it.
I'm trying to learn everything I can through books and the internet and online courses. There aren't many classes available in my city to learn anything beyond basic sewing. I completed a beautiful wool coat that would be great but the arms ended up too short. Out they've come and I'm making new arms to put in. I think it'll be great when it's finished. But while making it I went searching for methods to hand sew buttonholes and saw good info on this site. I'd like to learn more about tailoring and decided to sign up to the forum. I'm excited to "meet" you all!