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Oct 30, 2013 | Views: 34
"I am always delighted to do little things for me, with the help of the sewing machine I had at home. Simple things, such as applying patches on jeans, shorten trousers. In short, minor changes to my clothes. Nothing more. But I knew I could count on an exceptional teacher, my grandmother, and I eagerly accepted the idea to become his partner. Grandma has always worked as a seamstress, first independently, then employed by a famous dressmaker. Reached retirement age, withdrew. Until the decision to get back into the game. "
The tailoring workshop comes a year and a half ago. The owners have, then 78 and 32 years, respectively. Distant generations, poles apart. How can the understanding?
"It's not that difficult. Beyond the immense affection that binds us, what helps the coexistence is the clear distinction of roles: my grandmother is the head, the teacher; I am the collaborator. The concept is clear in my head: I have everything to learn from her, from her long experience of a lifetime. She has learned the craft when she was a child, in wartime, employed by a men's tailor. Knows all the secrets of needlework. I am currently a diligent pupil with a great desire to learn, to learn. And with a teacher as she is easy to make great strides.
She attended a course in tailoring, there is "limited" grandmother's teachings.
«Yes, I attended a tailoring course for six months. Pretty intense, with a demanding teacher who has passed much to us students. After class, there was homework, and Wo unto them not! The risk, in the subsequent abbydress.com lessons, had to stay behind. Now I do not limit myself only to sew, make skirts or dresses, but giving birth by cutting, pattern design. And satisfaction is far greater: the creation of the head is complete.
Be glad the grandmother of his progress.
«Obviously, though smiling in front of my patterns. You will understand, you cut the models directly on cloth, without the need for tissue-paper prototype».Picture:
But he still dresses tailor-made package? Prêt-à-porter has not crushed the tailoring?
"There is still a lot of people who love selecting fabrics, templates for wearing a tailored suit, a unique and personalized. Of course, in our laboratory mainly repairs are carried out. Most popular jobs are substitutions of closures-zippers, hems, tighten or loosen clothing and other changes. But we packed important, leaders also like wedding dresses, for example. I told her, with the leadership and experience of grandmother, we do not fear challenges. Obviously, we just need time: a tailored suit is commissioned with pre-warning, requires a significant commitment. "
Which your clientele? Men attending your workshop?
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