I learned to sew when I was about 8 as I best recall. I can remember getting frustrated with patterns and perfection as I just wanted to wing it, which didn't always turn out well. I can remember saying, "Why would I ever need to know how to sew anyways?!"
Well today I am thankful that my mom Betti, my grandmother and my great aunt persisted and taught me to enjoy sewing. My aunt passed away just over a year ago, but I inherited her sewing machine which means so much to me. It helps carry on her memory every time I use it. Yesterday Callie needed her American girl doll clothes taken in. We buy preemie and newborn used clothes then make them fit her doll. I also had this scrap bottom of a onesie which I made into a Barbie jacket with buttons! Callie had no faith in my clever idea but loved how it turned out!
So this one is for you Aunt Charleen, I hope you are smiling down on me from up above!