I hated to sew when I was a teenager! I thought it was the most frustrating thing EVER! I did take a homemaking class in junior high and had to sew a few basic items. Then my mom tried to teach me a few things. I remember sewing a couple of jumpers and my mom would do all of the unpicking for me when I made a mistake because she was afraid I'd quit if I got too annoyed.
Well, mom, apparently all of that effort paid off. I may never be an excellent seamstress but I can sew a few basic things like aprons, quilts, skirts, and pajama pants.
More importantly, this weekend I needed to figure out how to make my bonnet for the Pioneer Trek coming up in a few weeks. The Stake provided a pattern and directions but the directions didn't even match the pattern they gave us and they were extremely difficult to understand. Luckily, my mom has taught me a few things over the years and I was able to just kind of make it up as I went along. I am pretty happy with the finished product which is good because now I need to teach the young women in my ward how to make theirs tonight.
5 days ago