Then the world changed. The kids grew up. I got a job. The economy became 'global'. I haven't sewn clothes for many, many years.
But when Christie was visiting and shopping, she tried on a wonderful little spring coat. Waist-length, in a lovely teal-ish blue, with two LARGE buttons down the front. She loved it and it looked great on her. Her wide, isn't-this-awesome smile disappeared before my eyes as she read the $98 price tag. Even her new-found babysitting riches couldn't cover that.
Once she returned home, I decided to replicate the coat for her. Fortunately, the style must be très 'au courant' as there were several patterns to chose from. I was even able to find fabric in the same shade of blue. Today, I have revived my sewing skills. So far it seems to be like riding a bike - no tumbles yet.
And while a revival is taking place indoors, outdoors, it is a first. For this year, anyway.
My 'Little Book Of Firsts' tells me that in 2008, the first day of drying clothes outdoors was April 15th.