In the past, whenever she -- or any of the girls -- said that she wanted to sew something, I always took the scissors and took charge. She brought home my mom's ca. 1962 Singer the other day and figured.it.out for herself.
That's the machine that sewed the likes of these for my sisters and me:
And now this:
The pattern is an Easy McCall's M6347 (View A). Hello summer!