I’ve been sewing up a storm lately. My mom has sort of caught on that if she can get me excited about the fabric she can get me to make her stuff. LOL
This time she saw some flannel fabric a friend bought and left in my sewing room. It is super cute with ice cream motifs. I’m helping her make pajama pants.
Mom insisted that I take her to the fabric store to “see what they have”. She found a nice See and Sew pattern. B5667 has pajama pants, top and a night gown. She also ended up buying fabric for 3 pairs of pj pants and a top.
My favorite is the cupcake fabric. I like the pattern too which has ready-to-wear sizes. No alterations needed. The gathered neckline is also a nice touch for a pretty basic design.
I have had an fascination with handcrafted textiles since before I can remember. The most influential women in my life have been skilled at sewing and needlecrafts. This includes great grandmother Mattie and grandma Arelia who was ever encouraging and proud of her “sweet pea” as I attempted my first projects at the age of 11.
Starting with braid weaving, then progressing to sewing, then crochet I was on my way. I received a bachelors in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising from Eastern Michigan University in 2006. Over the years I have picked up knitting, loom weaving, embroidery and finally spinning every type of fiber I can get my hands on.
The process of creating using traditional techniques has brought me much joy and fulfillment over the years and I hope to inspire others to explore our heritage skills through my sharing.
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