I always have loved sewing,whether it was hand stitching tiny clothes for my dolls as a child or then designing and making clothes for myself and friends when in my teens! I made all of the items needed when I had my son, including a patchwork and applique quilt for the cot,sheets,pillowcases and little clothes!! I enjoyed doing this ever so much! I have not sewn for a long time now due to my arthritis, but I still appreciate seeing the work of others!I always have loved any hand-work,such as embroidery,beading,and like Finy,spinning fleece and knitting the yarn! In Melbourne I had immense pleasure from such a past-time,but up in the tropics,I just do not need gorgeous hand spun wool for anything at all!!
No. Refuse to do it. Tiny bits and pieces can be done at the alterations shops. Anything major, or if I want anything made, I will ask my aunt who was a dressmaker by trade. She still does bits and pieces for family or friends. She made my wedding and bridesmaid dresses. First class work. Looked like something out of a designer fashion house. Only cost was for the material. All my other girlfriends were paying at least 1000 dollars at the bridal shops. She has also made some curtains for us which are still in use after nearly 30 years. No worse for wear. Why would I even need to know how to sew with this lady around. Its certainly not a hobby of mine
I stopped sewing when someone once called me an old sew,and sew. Of course I copped the needle and just couldnt cotton on as to why she said it. When she told me the reel reason. I thought Well I'll be darned........ Brenda
Oh! Rice Paper......didn't think there was one more idiotic than mine!
My response would've been so overwhelming, she would realise she was lucky to survive the 'verbal blast'!
I do believe that generation of women born 1914-1934, were absolute twits! No brains to think for themselves, having not been taught to do so by THEIR parents!
I sowed a summer dress in year 6, at school, then sowed 2 summer cotton nighties, in year 7 or 8. Then my so called sowing skills suddenly stopped!
I have my mothers Singer sowing machine, in the spare room, but it needed something fixing on it, years ago, which I haven't had done, because I didn't want to do anymore sowing! I can't make my self sell it, while she's still alive, (she's 96) not that she'd even know!!! There'd have to be a sowing machine museum out there.....somewhere!