Saturday, July 30, 2011

The why, what, and how

On our first day of sewing class, the instructor had us each introduce ourselves and talk about why we were taking the class. Quite a few of the people had mothers who sewed, and were looking to pick up a little of that themselves, which I thought was interesting. My mom also sewed - before I was born and when I was little she had a small sewing business, making clothes for people, usually in exchange for random crafts. Hey, it was the late 60s. It also explains why the house was full of macrame while I was growing up. And she sewed a lot of my clothes when I was a kid, as well as one fantastically hilarious wedding dress from a sheet for a Halloween costume one year.

But for me, the urge to sew came from looking at my wardrobe one summer, specifically at the skirts, and realizing just how simple they were in construction. Surely, I thought, I could sew that, even as the least crafty person I know. And so I bought a sewing machine...

1 comment:

  1. Aha! That DOES explain the macrame. Because I remember one time saying something to your mom about her past doing macrame, and she looked at me blankly and said "I never did macrame," and I looked at her, at the macrame, back at her, and decided not to question. :D