My grandmother would fill a bedroom bed with new made dresses for me when I would visit her each summer. She could sew anything. My mother would make me any costume I needed growing up and so much more. I can’t remember the first time I used a thread and a needle. Making our clothes, doll clothes, curtains, pillows, mending, altering…. was a way life. When I started working, I wanted “store bought” clothes. I will share with the students from what I know. I am still learning too.