Tuesday, December 29, 2009

How I Got Started Sewing

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.)

Now I am on to more projects and I am excited!!!!

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