If you have ever wanted to learn to make an heirloom outfit, then this sew-along is for you. And I’m delighted to tell you that it’s absolutely free! As you know, I learned to use heirloom techniques on my sewing machine and have made my granddaughter many beautiful outfits. It started with her christening dress, and I now use these same techniques in an array of projects. In response to multiple requests for a tutorial on this technique, we have partnered with Brother Sews to provide you a four-lesson sew-along on the Classic Sewing website.
Making clothing for my granddaughter is a passion that I believe will never lose it’s appeal. My mom made my clothes, and bless her heart—I managed to tear the hem out of every dress during the week. We were required to wear dresses, which was not so conducive to my usual tomboy ways. I would catch a shoe in the hem of my handmade dress during recess, and out it would come! I bet my mother hemmed some of those clothes a million times. She made our Sunday dresses, too, and I remember standing up behind the front seat of the car so that my skirts would not be wrinkled when we arrived. My, how things have changed! I am forever grateful for those memories and for the one-of-a-kind treasures that I wore as a child.
Sewing is something that most moms did to save money, but today women sew because they love to be creative! Try something new today and learn to sew. Even if your kids are grown, you can make some wonderful things for yourself that will bring smiles!