It is only in the last few years (after my Mum bought me my first machine a couple of Christmases ago) that I have really started sewing. My expectations have been more realistic (I'm never going to look like a model, I'm 5'3" for starters!), and I have somehow learned to be patient along the way. Since I have been sewing in earnest, my Mum has been my chief mentor and advisor. Yes, I do consult YouTube, sewing magazines and books and have taken sewing classes, but nothing beats having your Mum at the end of the phone to ask questions to (or actually re-do whole sections of garments when I see her).
I bought some lovely sewing-themed cotton in the sale at John Lewis a few weeks ago with the plan to make some pyjama bottoms for Mum. I made the Margot pyjama bottoms from Love at First Stitch for myself ages ago and they are my favourite pjs. They are a really nice fit and super comfy. I also made a paid for my sister the Christmas before last. When cutting the fabric, I realised that I could fit both pattern pieces side-by-side in the size that Mum and I wear, so I managed to make two pairs - I can now match my Mum! The fabric is perfect for two compulsive sewers:
Here I am modelling mine, along with the Selfish Mother sweatshirt that my lovely kids bought me for Mother's Day - thanks Thomas and Polly xx