After years of my mom trying to teach me how to sew, I finally took her up on the offer. She handed down her ‘Made in West Germany’ Singer that she bought new, in Germany, in the 70’s. It still works like a charm!
I took it upon myself to find a somewhat easy pattern for my first REAL piece. I found a Simplicity pattern at Walmart for a cute dragon dog costume. There was perfect fabric in the remnant bin, yay! It took about 2 hours from start (cutting out the pieces) to finish (sewing the final hem) and actually looks like the picture on the pattern!