Reading about Donna Kaye’s Moother, has brought back very fond memories to me about just WHY I bothered to learn to sew (beyond the required Home Ec in H.S.) in the first place.
#1) I couldn’t afford the clothes I wanted.
#2) I didn’t WANT the clothes I COULD afford.
#3) I saw a Miss America contestant (when? Late 50s early 60s) do what she called a FASHION SHOW IN REVERSE. Perhaps akin to the hat box show. This was for the Miss America contestant’s talent portion of the program. She came on stage, beautifully dressed, stepped behind a screen and change or remove a piece of clothing. Next thing you knew she was wearing an entirely new beautiful outfit! She ended in an cool and elegant stark black sheath dress.
It was then revealed that she had made everything herself!! I was Awestruck!!!!!!
Oh, how I wanted to do that too!!!!! I spent years trying and learning and sewing, then, same as everyone else, marriage, children, job, sick husband, sick parents, and now, old age………So “Do Over”!
Miss Donna Kaye, was that Miss America contestant your Mama? Gail