My first machine sewing project was an apron. One straight piece of fabric gathered at the waist and topped by a long, double-thickness sash. It seemed to me that an apron was not a project that would appeal to this generation. I mentioned the first project dilemma to Cathy, the very ‘tuned-in’ owner of Meaford’s fabric store, and immediately she suggested pyjama pants. Not a garment to be worn in public means rookie mistakes like crooked seams don’t matter as much, she said. Pyjama pants it was and I came north with my machine, fabric, pattern and a promise to have a couple of ‘girl days’ to teach Abi how to sew.
This week James’ plans to spend time with his buddies gave us the perfect opportunity for those girl days and sewing lessons. At the end of the first afternoon, Abi had her first machine sewing project – green pyjama shorts.
Day two, with straighter seams, a purple pair.
This is the type of activity that Grandma enjoys. Much more so than some of Abi’s other interests. Meet my junior ‘Python’ Hunters.