I've been making things as far back as I can remember. One thing that I've saved all of these years is this jean skirt. Back in 1974, everyone was making them.
One day, my friend and I heard about a contest sponsored by Levi's to find the most creative use of their jeans. We hopped on the bus to Portland and entered our jean skirts in the contest. I don't remember what the prize was, but we were sure one of us was going to win!
On the day of the judging, we took the bus back to Portland to see if we won. When we got there, we realized that we were definitely out of our league. There were amazing projects everywhere. Looking back, I'm so proud of that teenage girl who was confident enough to enter a contest.