Life changing milestone 1: My first sewing machine When I was about eight or nine-years-old I remember my parents buying me a sewing machine. It was a second-hand Singer, but it worked perfectly! I taught myself the basics and made bags and other small gifts for friends and family. I would always ask to go to the local craft store and spend my pocket money on fabrics, buttons and trims. Life changing milestone 2: My first fashion show When I was 12-years-old, some of our teachers at school organised a fashion show for charity. I made a couple of outfits and my friends modelled them. All of the parents came to watch, it was a great fundraiser. Imogen Lane Life changing milestone 3: Studying make-up artistry Initially when I finished high school I completed studies in make-up artistry during 2009 to 2010. Make-up artistry was great, it allowed me to have fun experimenting with colours and testing my creativity. I believe this inspired me and lead me to a career in fashion. Life changing milestone 4: Studying Advanced Fashion Design After studying make-up artistry, I went on to complete a three-year full time fashion design diploma from 2010 to 2012, at the Mooloolaba TAFE. It was a great course, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get into the fashion industry. Life changing milestone 5: Pregnancy In 2013 we welcomed our beautiful daughter Kendall into the world. Now aged one-and-a-half she is a pleasure, I can’t imagine life without her. She is so much fun, extremely energetic and always smiling. In 2014 I started making swimwear for Kendall and then created matching ones for myself. I had a lot of interest from other mothers on the Coast about my new designs.]]>