I’ve been sewing for years! It all started when I would sit at my mums feet picking up scrap fabrics and stitching them together to make little bags for my dolls. My mum sewed and her mum sewed too! They are great sewers and very, very creative. Here is a pic of me on my 4th birthday, and if you look close enough you will see my first sewing machine…it was a Holly Hobby machine!
I stopped sewing through my late teens, and then started up again when I had children. I took myself off to do pattern drafting with a lady in the Northern suburbs and was able to make exactly what I wanted to suit my body. I made clothes and sold them by word of mouth. I then moved onto the craft market scene selling girls clothing with the label Miss Mary. During that time my friends would come to my place so we could all sew together. They would say “ok Kelly, what are we making this week?” I spent the following week organising a project. My friends started bringing their friends and demanded I charge them…and so, Miss Mary Sewing Classes was born. Who is Mary you ask? Mary is my mums name and it fit with the girls clothes I made, my friends suggested I keep the name.
It’s been almost 9 years in this business and I love it as much as the first day I started.