Adventures in Sewing, Part I

Summer is here and school is out. My youngest daughter has always been interested in fashion and has decided that she would like to learn how to sew. Inspired by the woman in a certain cell phone commercial, she decided her first project would be a sun dress.
Since I was certain my avant guarde daughter would never sink to anything as provincial as the sundresses I imagined, I took her with me to the fabric store. Low and behold, it was a normal looking sundress, not some Victorian-esque, Gothic Lolita outfit I would have to order from Japan (And yes, that is usually the kind of things she wants).
Next, we journeyed to the fabric section and I made her read what kinds of fabric the pattern was suitable for and to pick a design that she liked. She said she wanted strawberries. Hmm. I flashed on black fabric with smooshed strawberries dripping blood red spots. But no. This was a sweet print with intact strawberries on a white and green background. After I picked myself up from the floor, I staggered over to the cutting counter and ordered up my 3 yards of fabric. The lady behind the counter was so excited that my daughter (who she thought was 9, but is actually 16) was learning to sew that she had to assist us picking out the notions.
Now, her first thought on the zipper was to pick out a red one to match the dominant color of the fabric, but knowing my daughter I asked if she wanted a green or white zipper to make it stand out (insert mini lecture on contrasting here). Sure enough, she wanted a green zipper so it would show.
Next was a show and tell exercise on fusible interfacing, thread and sewing machine and hand needles.
Of course, by the time all was rung up, I could have purchased the fully made dress from a store. The problem would have been finding it:-0.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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1 Response to Adventures in Sewing, Part I

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