My Mom was a self taught sewer and made all of my cute clothes as a kid (see pics for 2 of the dresses she made for me).
With my Dad and brother on holiday (loving my posing :’) LOL)
Meeting Mickey with my brother in Disneyland Florida
She also let me use her machine (supervised) from around 6/7 to make clothes for my dolls and teddys, after teaching me a few basics. We were always being arty or crafty in some way, as she tried to keep me entertained! But, as all kids do, I got to an age where it wasn’t cool to wear clothes made by your mom and my crafting and sewing kind of fizzled out. When I reached 16 I found a love for vintage style clothes (mainly dresses) but I found no store brought clothes fit me how I wanted them to, even the ridiculously expensive ones. This is when I became interested in sewing again. I started off with a few basic skirts (here are my faves)
South Park Skirt
‘Circus’ Skirt (the stripes remind me of the circus!)
Starry Sky Skirt
Purple Lace Skirt
Sadly, I couldn’t find pictures for most of my old favourites that I made while learning the basics. The main one that sticks in my mind is a cute Alice in Wonderland style dress. So cute! Here are a few early projects I could find images of:
Corset with full skirt
Corset with ruffle skirt
Basic leopard dress
I wish I still had most of them so I could retake pictures but most of them became too big and I sold them on eBay.
What were your first sewing projects like? Do you still have them?