I made a lot of my daughters’ clothing. Now that I think of it, my children were so fortunate to have me as a Mom. I actually used to be pretty good at it. I worked with patterns, pins, a cutting table and my very own sewing machine; the whole nine yards! Ha!
Not only did I make clothing for the family, but also what I like to refer to as “decorator items“. One year, I actually made a cover for the couch, matching throw pillows AND curtains for the living room window. Wow! Bright, bold, turquoise blue floral print. Now that was something to see. Talk about flower power! This was all accented nicely with a huge Boston fern hanging in my handmade macrame plant hanger! Of course, if you suffered with migraines, you would probably want to pass on visiting our home during the “blue” period.
And yes, I made one other thing: Rover. This was definitely one of the highlights of my sewing career. I made Rover for my first born. I wanted her to have something precious. Something she would cherish for the rest of her life. Something she could share proudly with her children some day.
I carefully selected just the right, soft, fuzzy, flannel material. The big black buttons for his eyes. Red felt for the tongue. I found the perfect pattern. A beagle, I think. This was a “pro” project. An “every-day sewer” couldn’t have handled this puppy.
Oh all right — his legs are on backwards. Fine. I get it.
But the fact that my 40-something baby still has it, says something, right?