When I was in Junior High school we girls were forced to take Home Economics courses. Cooking, sewing and ‘feelings’ were considered the mandatory obligation of a well rounded 20th century woman.
I had two Home Economics teachers. Mrs ‘I’m only angry because I hate you all’, and Mrs ‘My tan, long nails and big hair are my meal ticket’. The latter was married to a Hunter Education teacher – which, in some weird perversion of logic was considered OK for fragile feminine types, even when the shop classes were still verboten. I was not a fan of Home Economics.
What I have never yet mastered is sewing. To be fair, I haven’t really tried. But, I am fashion obsessed. I also get a lot of clothes tailored because I’m a size 4 everywhere but my waist, and at my waist I’m a size 6.
To that end, I’ve decided that I need to be more in charge of my wardrobe, and that means sewing. Pinterest has convinced me this is not a pipe dream.
What does that fabric remind you of…? It reminds me of Missoni. I love Missoni, maybe because it makes me flash back to those 1970’s Home Economics classes, who knows? Anyway, I bought the fabrics. I am now in search of the perfect simple pattern to make myself a Missoni inspired dress. Wish me luck.