I was visiting the above blog, and loved her post [please check it out].
This brought back memories of my first attempt at dress making /or sewing
in general. First, let me tell you about my sewing experiences.
I graduated high school in the early seventies. I took home ec in school [yes girls, in
those days, it was a required class. And I am so proud, because otherwise, I probably
would never have taken it ,ha. I ended up loving it].. . We made crafts, such as a stuffed
frog, pillowcases, and the last year a skirt. So, simple /basic sewing items.
I soon married the sweet hubby and he bought me my first sewing machine.
I didn't have an idea, what to do with it? It sit in my bedroom for some time.
and you have to remember, there were no computers, no "how to do" you tubes,
and I assume [since I now have sewing books from that time] I could have went
to the library and got a sewing book.. but I was too dumb, to think of that ,ha.
One day, I was visiting the Five & Dime Store [yes, that was the name of it, ha]. They had
flat folds of cotton fabric on a table ,with a few sewing notions . I decided to make myself a
dress or rather 2. I bought a solid pink and a solid purple [Why Judy??], Anyway, I got
an A-line pattern with big oval pocket. Came home, cut them out, and sewed them up.
I decided to put purple pockets on the pink and vice versa. Oh LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They were the ugliest dresses you ever saw!!!! and they went to the garbage.[wish I had them to
show you now.]
I put away the sewing machine until the next year, when my sweet baby girl was born,
and I learned to sew by making little dresses for her.. and what fun that was.. It was a long
time before, I tried to sew for me.
Please share your first sewing attempts with me.. Would love to hear about them.
UPDATE: I am working on the blouse sew along with Faye...http://fayessewingadventure.blogspot.com/p/2013-essential-tops-sew-long.html.. and will be posting soon.