Go ahead and brace yourself for all that gushy proud mama stuff, cause I am busting at the seams with delight! My girl made her first independent sewing project! And if that wasn't enough, it is AMAZING!!!
Here, see for yourself...
I always love when my children want to sew. Granted, it isn't always the right time and it does require some extra work and patience, it is something I'm always glad I paused to do when we are done and I get to see their faces....proud of their work. Priceless!
This skirt was started a month or so ago. She picked the pattern AND the fabrics. It's not too often I give wide-open access to my stash, but she was really into the idea and I wasn't about to hamper it! The pattern she chose was the Hippy Chick skirt by Pink Fig and she did the "Classic" version.
My mom tried to get me to sew when I wasn't quite ready and then she & I both assumed for quite some time that I simply wasn't interested. Funny huh? So when my girls show interest, I try to roll with it as best as I can. Well, as I said, this project began a little bit ago. But, being a learning experience as it was, when she reached the part to add the band, she realized how important it is to adhere to seam allowances when doing strip-work. :) She decided to put it aside for awhile, and I let her.
But....I wasn't about to let her give up! With some time passed, and a little nudging, we pulled it back out and she had it finished in no time and was absolutely delighted with the outcome!
So am I!
Hmmmm....she may be needing her own machine AND her own stash before long! ;)
For me, this is FAMILY sewing at it's best!!!