Way back in Grade 9 (or 9th grade for all you Americans) I chose Sewing 9 for an elective course. Oh the beautiful outfits I had planned to make in all those great 1990 styles, if only I had pictures... My dreams were crushed when my mother was the one to choose the patterns and fabric.
I started with a great mid-calf corduroy skirt with an extra wide waste band and to top it off, thick straps. Man was it gorgeous! Oh, and it was burgundy corduroy!
The next outfit I attempted was a very fashionable one piece jumper. This fashion statement had balloon sleeves AND legs, with cuffs at the end, in a coordinating color of course. But the crown and glory of this outfit was the sailor collar, with satin ribbon and lace trim - GORGEOUS!
Unfortunately, neither outfit made it out of the closet after being graded. For some reason I was way too cool to wear them, I think it was the ankle cuffs.
Anyway... at the end of the school year I was surprised to be named "Sewing 9 Student of the Year" in the awards assembly. I was sitting near my sister Jana (a senior at the time) when my name was called and I was instantly surrounded by the jeers of her and her upper class friends. Apparently it is not the most desirable award to win... It was a great day, and the last day of my sewing years.
But you will all be glad to know that I have rekindled my love/hate relationship with sewing. Fabric stores are so much fun to peruse and imagine what I can create ... only I have only done a limited amount of creating.
This is what I came up with today ... why are little girls more fun to sew things for? We have family pictures coming up and I think I will base all the outfits around this little skirt.