Watching soaps isn’t the only thing many daytime fans did with their grandmothers. The Young and the Restless star Michelle Stafford reveals that she and her grandmother used to share a special activity. Now, the actress is continuing on with that, keeping memories alive in the process.
Michelle Stafford Pays Tribute
“Today I had SO MUCH FUN with @sewcontagious who taught me how to make my own patterns,” Stafford shared in an Instagram post. “When I was younger I sewed all the time. My Grandmother was a designer in the 30’s. A really successful designer. She quit doing it to raise her children. I used to spend my summers with her and we would sew all day long.
“Anyway…” Stafford continues, “it was really exciting today to make this pattern (for this dress I’m wearing). I didn’t have the right fabric so we made it from a tablecloth! Don’t look close, there may be gravy stains on it from Thanksgiving.” (Check out the dress in Stafford’s Instagram post below.)
Stafford has a few recommendations for folks who want to pursue sewing on their own. “Please follow @sewcontagious and follow her at @theefabricwhisperer too!” the actress adds. “She makes sewing REALLY FUN. She has classes and camps for your kids as well. She is such an amazing woman and really really smart and creative! Give her a follow now.”
“Love it!” responded @brendasdobson. “My Mom used to sew and she made my sister’s graduation dress out of a lace table cloth back in the 1970’s.” Stafford responded, “just like The Sound of Music.” The actress’s former YR co-star Sabryn Genet (Tricia) wrote, “How fun!!!”
The character of Phyllis has worked as a lab clerk, an editor-in-chief of Restless Style magazine, a senior marketing consultant at Fenmore’s Department Stores, and has held various positions at Jabot. Currently, she’s the owner of the Grand Phoenix Hotel. Perhaps someday, Phyllis will team up with Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), who has worked in the fashion world! The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.
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