The Seamstresses in my House-Part 12

27 May


Judy Wills

When our Karen was just a little thing, I tried to sew up some clothing – usually dresses – for her.  For the most part, she was happy with what I did.  But occasionally I would be in the process of making something for her, have her try it on, and she would say “I don’t like it…take it off.”  That’s when I decided that all the work and time I was putting in on clothing for her was not worth the effort.  That’s when I decided that I could purchase her clothing – with all the “bells and whistles” much cheaper.  And so I did.

However, Here are a few examples of things I made for her.  You will notice how simple the lines are – more straight stitching than fancy.  I made this “jumper” for her, and she seemed to enjoy wearing it.  That was a “church” outfit.

And here is another dress – a sun dress she could wear during the summer.  It was made from cotton, and so was cool, and could be worn throughout the summer months.

Here’s a dress I made for Karen for a Halloween costume years later.  It was a very light-weight cotton, easy to sew, and she loved it.

This is a picture of the singing group I was in when we lived in San Antonio, Texas.  Obviously we all had the same style and fabric of clothing.  As I recall, it was a 100% polyester fabric, that was nice and “swingy” that we all enjoyed, and that made for easy maneuvering up and down those risers.

When we lived in Panama City, Florida (Tyndall AFB), we lived not too far from the Gulf of Mexico.  The girls and I would frequently walk down to the beach and just have fun in the white sand that was there.  Here is a picture of the three of us (perhaps Fred went with us that time – who took the picture?).  I had made the outfit I have on in this picture.  The top was a cotton jersey, and the shorts were polyester.  Very comfortable, easy to wear, easy to wash.  I made several outfits like that, in different fabrics.

In the outskirts of Panama City, there was a shop that sold fabrics, some of which was  cotton jersey – and some of the cotton jersey (T-shirt fabric) was in an “unending” style.  Buy just the length you needed for a T-shirt, and there were no side seams!  Loved it!

~~~~~~~~~~To Be Continued~~~~~~~~~~

Judy is living in Central Florida with her retired U.S. Air Force husband of 50+ years. Born in Dallas, Texas, she grew up in the Southwestern United States.She met her husband at their church, where he was attending the university in her town. After college and seminary, he entered the Air Force, and their adventures began.They lived in eight of our United States, and spent six years in Europe, where their oldest daughter was born. She was a stay-at-home mom for many years .

  Judy has always been involved with music, both playing the piano and singing. Always interested in exercise, she was an aerobic dancing instructor, as well as a piano teacher for many years, and continues to faithfully exercise at home.

After moving to Central Florida, she served as a church secretary for nearly nine years.Her main hobby at this point in time is scanning pictures and 35mm slides into the computer. She also enjoys scrapbooking.She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren, including grandtwins as well as a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter. She and her husband enjoy the Disney parks as often as possible.

One Response to “The Seamstresses in my House-Part 12”

  1. divoran09 May 28, 2022 at 9:14 am #



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