Hello my name is Melany Brown. First of all I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I have had the privilege of being taught to sew by my mother and grandmother (who was a milliner and professional seamstress).
I made my first dress at the age of 12 using an old Singer that my mom had bought me for my 12th birthday. During school terms in the hostel I became the ‘mender’ and also did alterations for so many of my friends and fellow boarders, all by hand.