For years I have been a magpie when it comes to textiles, often buying a meter or so of something that i’ve fallen in love, whether for it’s pattern, it’s tones or its embellishments. I knew at some point it could become a new dress or soft furnishing. It was my little addiction, I have a cupboard full to prove it!
I also adored the 50’s glamour with exquisite figure enhancing dresses and felt that there was a real gap in the market for something which meant that women could flatter their figure, no matter what their shape was, that there is beauty in every one and this should be embraced.
However for years I was unable to fulfill my full passion as I previously worked in banking and accounting as I was unable to follow my dream of going to art college when I left school at 16 as I needed to go to work. However 2 years ago, I decided the only person who could change the fact I was sat at a desk, on the phone asking why a customer hadn’t paid rather than making a living doing what I wanted to creatively was me.
The business I had run for 15 years was put up for sale and I started a degree in textile design with fashion, whilst I had always painted for people or sewn in my spare time, university opened up a new wealth of invaluable skills which has meant my work is now transformed.
Career history / Company history:
interior design & bathroom design plus accountant
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