My mother was a professional seamstress and very accomplished with embroidery, crocheting, and knitting. She made much of my clothes when I was a child but never taught me how to sew more than a button! Driven by the declining quality of ready-made clothes and size inflation (I remember being a size 2; now I am size 00 - what gives?), I am just getting into the craft. This week was the bf's birthday. Since we recently moved from New England to LA, I decided to add a Hawaiian shirt to his wardrobe. It's my first shirt!