Today I took this selfie in a dress I made. Does anyone else enjoy sewing and making things by hand?
"Sewing is a dying art," people say. I find this hard to believe.
To keep us out of trouble, the mother of my best friend, Jami, taught us girls to sew the summer before we started 7th grade. Jami and I loved sewing.
We both sewed our clothes in junior and senior high.
Later, I made clothes and Halloween costumes for my daughter, Claire, and her dolls. Since it always snows on Halloween, I had to make her costumes warm.
Claire was a gypsy for Halloween at age 6-1/2. Here I'm working on her costume. Every five minutes, I gave her wiggle breaks.
Unfortunately, Claire couldn't go trick-or-treating because she had the flu. Hence the pouting photo.
"Mama, I love falling asleep to the sound of your sewing machine," Claire said.