But you know what I remember most about sewing? My first project! It was the summer I was going to 2nd grade. My aunt would watch my brother and I every other tuesday. One week I made nautical print shorts for my brother. The next week I made denim shorts for myself! The fabric was from my grandmother's fabric stash. I cut it strictly from the pattern. No alterations or anything. The top band had elastic. How much easier can it get? My aunt guided me through the process and I have to say I didn't do too bad!
When I was cleaning my sewing room a few weeks ago, I found the shorts!
I was always on the bigger side than everyone else growing up, so the shorts are actually large enough that I could probably still wear them. I will never get rid of these shorts, it's a huge memory in my life and one that I can share with my children and grandchildren. Plus I have something to prove it!
Do you still have your first sewing project? What was it? How old were you when you made it?
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