Back in the day, I used to sew all my own clothes. I made just about everything except underwear. I even tried to make a bikini a couple of times. (Nothing I could actually wear in public however--my estimate of my pattern size was way off in the swim suit category anyway). At one point, every garment in my closet was something I had sewn myself, except maybe a pair of jeans. I used to love garment sewing, and would avidly browse through the pattern books and sewing magazines. When my son was born, I made little kimonos for him, and when he got older, I even made snap crotch overalls. I made my sister's wedding gown, some beautiful tailored jackets, bathrobes for everyone in the family, and some very elaborate Halloween costumes.
That was a l.o.n.g. time ago. I don't know what happened. Fabric stores that specialized in garment fabrics started closing up, prices got higher and higher, and my life got busier. Finally, it was more cost and time effective to just buy my own clothes. I never went back to sewing my own clothing. The love of sewing never went away, but quilting took the place of garment sewing for me.
So, imagine this---I got a notion to make my grand daughter Eva a little apron. She loves cooking with me, and when she sees me put on an apron, she wants to wear one too. I can accomodate that, but of course all my aprons are huge on her. I've had this pattern for ages, and some very cute cupcake fabric, but for some reason, kept procrastinating about stitching it up.
Until yesterday! I cut out the fabric and had that little apron finished in about an hour. But, man, was I rusty! Can you believe I had a complete brain fade on how to turn a narrow fabric tube inside out? So silly. It did come back to me, thank goodness.
Just so you don't worry about me, my schedule is kind of crazy this week, so I may not get to post as often as usual. Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day and have gotten your week off to a good start.