I had just moved back to Dundee after leaving a very hard relationship which left me homeless with my son and ended up staying at my sister’s.
I reached out to Front Lounge asking if I could join Kindred Clothing.
This group has helped my mental health and anxiety and I have met the most amazing talented people that I get to call my friends. They have been so supportive and we have had such a good laugh.
During my time on this course, I have learnt how to set a sewing machine up; I’ve learnt how to use an overlocker and why we use it; I also got to make a tote bag; dungarees; a lounge suit; and most of all, I got to design and make my own dress.
Throughout this course I have also struggled and been confused. I’ve been stressed and distracted but everyone was so helpful and I got there in the end. One thing I’ve learnt is that practice makes perfect and patience is key. And if something doesn’t work out there’s always a solution and never give up. I have really enjoyed doing this course. I hope to one day take the skills that I’ve learnt to start my own clothing business.
I will continue to practice in my own home and once I’m ready is to take it further and open my own clothes shop and call it “the wee clothes shop” in Kirriemuir.
I’d personally like to thank Kindred Clothing for taking a chance on me and helping me when I was really struggling. I honestly am so grateful.