Ok, so (bottom line in the end of post, sorry ) :
I sew, because at some point I didn’t get what I had ordered, it was the second time that this happened to me. Suits and business dresses made of mainly natural fibers are not easy to find, or very expensive, but if they are made of polyfibers, they smell really fast and it doesn’t help at all to put them on the balcony or so in fresh air. Besides, they have to be brought to the dry-cleanerss.
So, I remembered that I had a half through tailored costume. Well, it is too small , but there was this piece of silken fabric with a pattern and I started to sew.
Now there was a lot of talk about fit in the forums, but I was shy to alter a pattern. I had no idea what to do. But - there was that book, or those books, and I started to construct my own patterns. My husband always told me “you could do it on the PC, it is much like CAD” and then Helga told us in a forum that Valentina forked and changed the name and I became curious. So I downloaded the program
Use: I construct my blocks and then alter them to the model I would like to sew. I’ve just started, but my vision is that I have blocks for bodices in different classes of ease, same for skirts, maybe pants and then just take them and make my model that I want to sew.
I see clothes on display, I have some magazines with patterns and I try to copy those things for me. And I have ideas of my own, well seasoned , including dresses made of self-dyed silk.
As my son(s) and my husband seem to start liking my stuff, I’ll make bodices for them, too (or, better said, I already have one for my son), maybe also pants. That’s pretty much it.