entered the shop from the street and had
a short conversation with the owner about her job. That’s
what she told me:She
was born with a needle in her hand and she
has been sewing as far as she could remember. She never makes the
same dress twice. Nor does she create the exact replica of a dress
a picture; her
would always be
asked her if she made coats from
was 12 years old when she first cut a sewing
of a coat, she
can’t do it
anymore because of her strained hand. I
couldn’t blame her if she never wanted to make coats again. I once
tried to take an
old coat apart and
the task proved to be too difficult.
took her 3 years to complete her studies as a tailor and another 5
years of apprenticeship
to become a master craftsman.
has more than 50 years experience designing
and making garments. When
I asked her about other family members possessing
the same set
she gave a definite no.
even her grandchildren would
any interest in
sewing, she added.