We're not living in the 80's anymore. How do I know? Well, the class that you take in school to learn how to sew, cook, balance a checkbook and all things domestic is no longer called Home Economics. It's now FACS -- Family and Consumer Science. I think that change occurred about the same time Secretaries became Administrative Assistants, Housewives became Domestic Engineers, all things had to have a fancy name.
I took Home Ec. I had to sew a skirt and blouse. That I never wore mind you unless you count the 'fashion show' we had to do at school. There was nothing fashionable about my outfit either. Probably why I'm not a fashion designer.
In today's FACS class you get to sew something that you'll use. Like a drawstring tote bag.
How cute is that? And usable!
I think I may need to check the local ads for a used sewing machine. Makes me want to get busy and stitch. Or maybe I should just let my daughter make one for me.