Looking back, little did I know that my 7th grade Home Economics class would have started me on this journey to create gLAM. Our assignment was to make a vest. Mine was made of brown corduroy. Did I just date myself by disclosing the material I used? It was all the rage when I was in 7th grade. It didn't even fit me! Alas, it was too small, so it never saw the light of day. That was probably a good thing. That class, along with my sewing-savvy mother, taught me the basics I needed to eventually start this gLAMorous adventure.
Fast forward many years later with a husband and 3 kids...my eldest daughter began figure skating at the ripe old age of 6. As her passion for the sport grew, so did the need for more practice dresses. I had the bright idea to start making them myself. This led to the request of a sewing machine as my mother's day gift. It only seems natural after not having sewn anything since the 7th grade, right? Through a lot of trial and error, and I emphasize a lot, I did turn out some cute dresses for her. But there came a point where she no longer needed the dresses so I put my sewing machine away.