I sew for a living. I do alterations on bridal gowns, bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride, and social occasion dresses (Prom, Homecoming, black tie events, etc). I end up doing a lot of sides seams and hems, which can be very monotonous after a while. Once in a while I get a bride who wants to make custom changes to her dress, and then I get to design! I do things like adding cap sleeves, lace keyhole backs, adding one-shoulders, sweetheart necklines, and changing an A-line skirt into a mermaid.
I glory in these custom jobs, partially because I so rarely have the time to do any personal sewing - projects just for me. And when I do have spare time, I usually want to do something other than the thing I do all day, every day.
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