Mother is an excellent seamstress. She sewed every prom dress I ever wore and even sewed Sister's wedding dress. I can't say that I'm up to anything as complicated as a dress, but I knew that if I tried I could put my "Merry Christmas Me" Singer machine to work and create a decent skirt. And
With my wardrobe up in count by one work appropriate item and my confidence slightly inflated, I set to work last night to create a pair of capris. This one wasn't from scratch. I bought a pair of pants a few years ago that turned out to be too short. Feeling it would be such a waste to get rid of them, I never did. Last night those flood pants were transformed into a great pair of capris shorts. Knowing that I have at least one more pair of too short pants in my closet, there will be more home sewn capris in my future. As well, there are a couple more new skirts in my future. I have the 40% off fabric ready and waiting.
Each of these projects took me less than an hour to create - which is less time than it would take me to go shopping for new clothes, and cost me a whole lot less as well. Oh yes, and my Singer is so nice and quiet that I was able to pull it all together while Son slept soundly in his bed.