I sew, too, though not so much these days. That's mostly because I don't have a space I can leave my sewing machine set up. I started making Barbie clothes when I was 10 or so and made most of my own clothes during Jr & Sr High School.
Look at books in your local library, there should be a sewing section there. You can usually order books from other branches, too.
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You canít live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt
Lady Feb Sweater
more shawlettes, socks