I have been sewing since before I started elementary school! So I thought I would start a blog about my stitching journey. Sewing has taken me places and given me opportunities I never knew existed! So as Julie Andrews sang, “Let’s start at the very beginning.”
While this little dress isn’t the first thing I made, it’s one of the first complete garments I made for myself. I stitched this when I was nine years old. You can tell by the fabric that I was very fashion-forward for 1964!
Look at the back – I put the zipper in by myself!
And the inside – pinked seams, carefully hand-stitched facings, and a hem with seam tape.
I can see why my Mom (who doesn’t save a lot of things) saved this! I’m glad I have it.