Below is my mother’s final project for a college class, hand-printed linen fabric. Mom was a home economics major in the 1950’s. She sewed me countless outfits over the years. My Aunt Jeanette and Aunt Emily worked in J.C. Penny fabric departments for decades. I guess sewing and fabric are in my blood.
which maybe is why I find myself getting so emotional about the wonderful SEWN class I’m taking from Mary Ann Moss… my cheap little sewing machine wasn’t working so I gathered up my courage and used Mom’s fancy-schmancy high-end sewing machine. I sewed on paper for the first time ever!!!
what would my mother say? I violated cardinal rules of our household: I used her sewing scissors to cut paper…I used her sewing machine to sew paper…
In my mind, today, I’d want her to say “that’s beautiful! how did you do that?” But, alas, what I hear is: “oh honey, not the sewing scissors!!” 🙂