I sew and knit. What is your superpower?
When I was in High School, I got involved with 4-H knitting and sewing and made almost all my own clothes. Through the 4-H program I learned to sew and knit so I could make my own clothes AND also enter them in competitions to earn some extra money through the 4-H program.
In those days it was cheaper to make clothes than to buy them. Nowadays patterns and fabric are so expensive that it no longer makes financial sense.
When I was looking through some old photos, I ran across this style show picture from the summer of 1969. I try not to think about how many years ago that was!
Anyway, I hand knitted this dress, and it won the championship at the Oregon State Fair that year. I was 17 years old at the time.
I was fortunate to win many championships in sewing and knitting. I still have a few of the items and maybe I'll share pictures of those in the future if you're interested.
I don't sew or knit much anymore because I fill my time with other things. I do sometimes think about getting a fancy schmancy new sewing machine that has all the bells and whistles. But, for now, I keep my old Singer that I won (in a sewing contest of course) when I was 14. It still works great and is just fine for the occasional mending or alteration job.
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