(My Mom used to have one just like this!)
Today's NaBloPoMo prompt is as follows: "Have you ever attempted to make your own clothes? Tell us about the results."
As I mentioned in my blog post yesterday, "I need to keep my posts very brief this week or not do them at all as something important that I need to attend to has come up recently.
I did attempt, that is the operative word, to make my first piece of clothing in Grade 9 in Home Economics class. My first time sewing, you would think I would make something simple like an A-line skirt perhaps or even something simpler, but no. I made my first jumper which is a collarless and sleeveless dress worn over a blouse, shirt, or sweater. I believe it was a V-neck which entailed that I line it, not the easiest thing to do or to start out with in terms of making a garment.
The fabric may have been crimplene, a form of thick polyester. It was a dark brown material.
The end result of my sewn project: a crooked hemmed jumper! Needless to say I wore it once only and that was in the class as a final demonstration of our artwork, I mean sewing. ;)
Have I sewn since? No, I guess I figured I "wasn't good enough." Since then, I think I would love to learn as I think it a useful skill to possess, if only to mend torn clothing and other items.
Would I make my own clothes again? Maybe a simple skirt or dress, but otherwise probably not! ;)
How about you? Have you sewn any clothes or anything else for that matter? Or only to mend items?