I was a professional alterations lady/Tailor for many, many years, due to financial necessity. I was also a Licensed practical nurse. Now I sew for fun, not because I have too. As a professional seamstress, sometimes the only one in the area, I was booked solid for 3 months in advance. Now that I no longer sew professionally, it is nice to be able to do some sewing for fun, not to make money to feed my family!!