When I was a young girl my grandmother started to teach me how to sew. We made pillows first since it was all straight lines. I gave them as Christmas presents to my Mom. Next we made a simple jumper for me to wear to school and church. One year I wanted to make a skirt for the first day of school so we set on that adventure.
After that I did other projects through out the years such as shirts, vests, couch covers and more pillows. I kept working on my basic skills. I got a sewing machine shortly after I got married and I love that machine.
Last summer I decided that I needed to make myself a new Renaissance outfit as I had lost weight and did not fit in my old one and wanted the challenge myself with a sewing project. I used a pattern for the top but made the skirt from my mind. I am fairly happy with it. (I also made my hubby's tunic with my mother-in-law.)