Sewing is one of those skills that people don't seem to know how to do any more. Alteration shops are among
those few businesses doing a roaring trade in the recession as people get clothes altered or repaired rather than
throwing them away.
My mother was good at sewing and made clothes for me when I was younger. Fortunately she was quite a talented seamstress so I was happy rather than embarrassed to wear the dresses she made.
I studied Home Economics (or Domestic Science as it was called then) when I was at school and although it wasn't my favourite subject it gave me a good understanding of cooking and sewing.
When I left collage, I began making my own clothes for a while, getting a sewing machine as my 21st birthday present
(ah, the innocence of it all). I mastered the art of making dresses and skirts and was quite proud of my handiwork. I'm not really too sure why I stopped sewing although I think it got to the stage where it was cheaper to buy 'off the peg' clothes in chain stores than to make them.
Nowadays I think I am doing well if I sew on a button or stitch up a falling hem.
Not too sure about the DOF on this as it may be too shallow. But I don't have much time for creative decisions, grabbing a shot along with a sandwich during my lunch break.