My mom and I didn't talk much when I was in High School but we did come together on sewing. She taught me how to read a pattern, cut accurately, and make sharp corners. My senior year I made myself a jacket and skirt to wear to a wedding.
I didn't sew for decades afterwards but it all came back to me when I started Vibrant. And it turns out my mom reused garments, too. She just told me that my first winter coat was made from my dad's wedding suit.