As summer came to an end and all the gardening and canning was over it was time to sit down and create a list of all the winter sewing projects that we wanted to get done.
First on the list was all the clothes we would need for another year.
The fabric store provided us with samples of all the fabric they had so those would be spread out over the table as we chose what colors we wanted to wear for the next year. Shades of blues and greens were the most popular, and I always chose to have a new purple dress.
Once the decisions had been made we would go buy the fabric. It helped to make the process faster, being armed with the samples we wanted and already knowing how many yards of each color we wanted.
We used to try having matching shirts for each of the boys, so that meant at minimum twelve yards of fabric of each color.
It used to be fun coming home and fitting all the fabric into the cupboards in our sewing room. It always felt as if we were now officially ready for winter to arrive.
Once all the clothes were made that we needed we would use the fabric scraps to make quilts, and other fun projects.