Many make their own clothes because they simply like to be creative and individual, whilst others sew because nothing off the peg fits - others find it more economical.
On Tuesday, my eldest Granddaughter, Kirsten, asked if a parcel from Melbourne sent Express would reach her within 2 days, guaranteed. I reported from past experience, because she lived out on the South Coast NSW, a very definite NO. "Looks like I'll have to make an outfit myself then", was the response.
Friend's dress-up party to which she wanted to go as a Native American (Indian) was Saturday night and everyone was asked to go as someone with a name commencing with N A or T since Nat was her friend's name.
Off to the local shops to buy some "stuff" and out came my daughter's trusty old Bernina 730, not the new model 730, the OLD vintage one. My father gave it to me when I was 19 or 20 and I passed it on to Melinda. I think it was 1964.
Kirsten is 20 and I've now dubbed her Miss 730. When I sent a text reminding her that I was her age when Poppy gave me my first sewing machine and now she is using it, her response is not printable! You wouldn't remember a past Newsletter in which I showed the Year 12 formal dress she made on this same machine a couple of years ago. Melinda sent me these photos thinking I would be proud to see the 730 being used so much. I have their permission to share here.
Two of her friends purchased their outfits online and when received, they didn't fit. So, out came the 730 again and off she whipped around to their house, did the alterations and off they've gone to the party.
After a search on Internet, they found some Indian names.
Inteus (has no shame), alias Bianca, on the left,
Dichal (speaks a lot), alias Kirsten, on the right.
I wonder if Mr. Bernina would like to hear this story?
He was at the AQC last week in Melbourne, blogs of which will continue here in the next few days.
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I hope Inteus and Dichal are enjoying the party as I type!