For the first time in a few years I had to sit down and sew a button on a vintage dress
I sold in my Etsy Shop. The dress is a Ship and Shore Mod Floral 1960's shift that had buttons done one side with one missing. Memories flashed in my mind with pictures of the
outfits I had sewn for my self during the 60's. I had to sew outfits for high school and for summer dances. Our income was limited for clothes so I made my own. My grandmother, who sewed lot of my dresses when I was a little girl in the 50's, taught me how to sew.
Going to the department store to buy a pattern and material was always exciting. We put the material and pattern on her metal kitchen table and cut it out. She had a Brother sewing
machine from Montgomery Wards that worked most of the time. It would be frustrating when something went wrong in the middle of sewing. Example being a bobbin running out of thread or thread getting caught in the machine. I learned how to correct all that.
I few years ago I picked up at a yard sale a vintage portable Singer Feather Sewing machine. It is beautiful with the gold trimming still intact. Today I tried to turn it on and nothing. I will have to figure out if it can be fixed. It did work when I got it but has been
sitting on a desk for a few years. Disappointment.
One of the funniest memories I have from sewing was when I sewed a three piece suit for a special dance that was always held every Saturday night at the local St. Joe's Church. There was going to be a special band performing. The outfit I chose to sew consisted of a jacket
vest and culottes which were shorts. Proud of my sewing I went to the dance. About half way
through I raised my arms and the sleeves came loose. I was devastated. I never sewed sleeves on any thing again.
This year my resolution is to find time to do the things I enjoy. Sewing is on the list.