Thursday, February 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday: My First Sewing Project

In the past five years, I have really embraced garment sewing. I learned to sew a young age and began by sewing simple garments. They weren't that great, but I applaud myself for at least trying. In high school and college I took a break from garment sewing and did a lot of quilting. I was also a fibers major in college, so I was doing a lot of weaving at that time in my life. It wasn't until I started working at Fabric Mart in 2008, that I really embraced garment sewing again. Seeing so many beautiful fabrics was really inspiring.

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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3 comments:

  1. That is a nice memory and an impressive pair of shorts for a little girl to make!

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  2. I don't have my first project, but I remember it well. A skirt in "Home Ec" in some brown fabric that frayed very badly. By high school I was making a lot of my own garments including Betsy Johnson "Alley Cat" designs. I have since obtained the Alley Cat patterns I once sewed (from Ebay mostly) and it brings back very happy memories..........

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  3. That's amazing that you accomplished that at such a young age. Kudos to your aunt for her guidance.

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