Today I'm going to wrap up this weekend's project, which included my 8yr. old learning how to sew AND making her first dress!
We used Simplicity Pattern #2228 and some cute tutti-fruitti fabric that Trista's Grandma included in the awesome birthday sewing bundle she sent for T.
After explaining how to read a pattern and trace it in her size it was time to pin and cut our pattern from the fabric. Trista did great with sewing on her machine. Her lines were super straight and she needed little guidance from Momma (that's me, duh).
|Tracing pattern, pinning to and cutting fabric; pinning bias; neat, straight stitching!|
|Her "I made this" pose. :-)|
|Flip Flop ties|
She has also vowed to make more dresses for herself and little sister! That's my girl. :-)
It was such a good time teaching my daughter to sew, I enjoy being able to pass on my knowledge and have her share in the excitement of sewing and feeling of accomplishment when you complete a project. I would absolutely recommend the Simplicity pattern (#2228) to anyone learning to sew... it was sew easy! (And cute to boot!)
Did you do any sewing, crafting, creating, this weekend? If so, please do share with me in the comments below!