I'm left-handed which means scissors have always been a pain in my backside! If I try to use regular scissors it just mangles whatever I'm cutting. If I try so called "right or left" scissors (which are right-hand with a symmetrical handle) I have to contort my head and put my work at a weird angle in order to see where I'm cutting. This is because the blade actually blocks your cutting line. However being that I've never had true left-hand scissors before I didn't realize how awkward it all was, I just thought I was a crappy cutter!
Well after reading many sewing blogs where Gingher scissors were touted I decided to look into them. After stewing about spending some extra cash on them I decided to purchase their True Left-Hand Dressmaking Shears. These have the blades switched so the cutting line is visible to a lefty.
I was excited to open my box and see these beauties. They are beautiful and heavier than my other pair. However at first I couldn't cut with them! I was so confused and upset that they didn't help at all, but I kept trying to cut and suddenly I realized something. I was using them just like they were "right or left" scissors and that I needed to look at the side of the scissors, not over the top. Eureka!!!
I'm still not the greatest at cutting, but at least now I can see! Now if only I had paper cutting, and pinking shears that were left-handed I would be all set.