Demon - well done! I can manage a pillow case or straight skirt and that's about it. My grandma is a tailor, she has always said sewing anything that has a stretch to it is the worst. I'm wishing now that I'd have wanted to learn as a kid when she wanted to teach me. She made all of our show clothes, prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and did for others. She went to Vogue's dress design & millinery school in the 40s. DD has a measurement appointment with her this weekend to have her first custom showmanship outfit made.
Ha, the manual car thing is funny. My first stick shift experience (aside from the tractors on the farm) was when I was 18 & the day I bought my first stick. I saw a car I liked how it looked, went into the dealership and told them I wanted it, did paperwork and he handed me the keys. Got into it and had a big oh ish moment. I killed that sucker probably 20 times between the dealership & my parents house approximately 4 miles away.
Now I miss driving a stick. My last 2 cars have had the pretend stick deal, my Charger had a slap shift and the Focus I have now has a button to push. I don't consider them manual when there isn't a clutch.
Tomorrow is going to be a great day. DH is getting the snip!