Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sewing with Rachel

My DIL's parents gave her a sewing machine when she graduate
d from college quite a few years ago. It has never been taken out of the box, until this week. She has been so busy with graduate school and her career that she hasn't had time for anything extra, especially sewing. Now she has arranged for a day or two off each week so that she can "get a life" and one of the things she wants to do is learn to sew. She sewed with her grandmother when she was a young girl but really doesn't remember anything. So this week was the first time she had a day available and I eagerly drove the 90 miles to provide the necessary sewing information and enthusiasm.

We spent a few hours figuring out the ins and outs of her machine. Then, after a lovely lunch she made for us, we headed to Joann's which, unfortunately, is the sewing store near her. For a while it looked dismal for finding a suitable fabric but finally we found a delightful rayon appropriate for the skirt pattern she had chosen (Loes Hinse Swing skirt from my stash). I wish I could have stayed a few hours longer so that we could have finished the skirt. Maybe she will be able to add the elastic to the waist and hem the bottom on her own.

You can see that my son is dubious about this activity.


Mamis said...

Many successes to the sewing!

Rhoto said...

What a wonderful experience together!! Plus your DDIL will start out "doing things right", eh!!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Cennetta said...

Congratulations to your DIL! Sewing is a wonderful hobby if I must say so myself. lol