I felt SO guilty when Isabella received a lovely little sewing machine a couple of years ago as a birthday gift from my Aunt Teresa. It's been collecting dust, because, I've discovered that sewing talent skips a generation in my family.
Mom sewed Kindergarten tutus, Easter dresses complete with matching coats, and ultimately my Gunnie Sax Prom Dress. She sewed a lovely traditional green Irish Colleen Dress, complete with white lace pinafore, which all three of my girls wore on their first St. Patrick's Day.
I used to help Mom cut out the patterns with electric scissors and I understand how to put them together, however I have no talent or patience for sewing. I sewed shorts, and one side was inside out. I sewed a flannel nightgown which self-destructed in a month. Enough, I said, I'm a shopper, not a seamstress.
So, last week, Mom took on the job of teaching the girls how to use a sewing machine, and here are the results; pink flowered curtains for their play house. Lovely!