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« on: January 18, 2007 12:50:39 PM »

As the title implies - I learned my lesson this past summer and finally have pictures to prove it.  At the end of last school year, my AP American History teacher called me aside after class and said that he heard I could sew.  Based on the fact that I had only started sewing a few months ago, I'm not quite sure how he found out, but apparently information travels fast among teachers.  Anyway, with his smooth talk and pleading, and I'm convinced some use of illegal substances, I agreed to make a snowman suit for a club which I, again, possibly under the influence of illegal contraband, signed up for. 

After hours of tracing myself, fitting the suit, cutting the chicken wire for the head, bandaging my hands, making the buttons, sewing a top hat, cutting a scarf, resewing the hat, and cutting the chicken wire some more, I finally ended up with the final product: meet Frosty.  I was give a mere $50 for my labors, but I guess I shouldn't complain as I probably ended up making $.00003 an hour when it was all said and done.  Sounds about right for a highschool student.

You can view my lovely creation at http://www.franklinregional.k12.pa.us/highschool/ (the very last picture at the bottom of the page).  And as if making the snowman suit wasn't horrible enough, they made me dress up like an elf and take pictures with elementary kids to top it all off.

Moral of the story: NEVER, EVER, EVER tell your teachers that you are in any way crafty, or you might end up spending half your summer vacation like this!

(P.S. Last week, he asked me to make a bunny suit for Easter, and I near about peed my pants, but was able to respectfully decline, before I spent weeks of my life smashing my sewing machine.  But if anyone want to make a bunny suit for $50, let me know and I'll give you his name!  Haha....)

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007 01:05:35 PM »


I almost laughed out loud (n not good cause I'm workin).  Chyet like that will ALWAYS happen.  Loved the suit, tho.  HS will always have great memories...trust me...u'll miss 'em.   Wink

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007 01:09:30 PM »


I think you did a great job. The snowman looks great. I especially love his hands.

« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007 01:12:31 PM »

Well that's a mighty cool snowman. You did a great job. Teachers will try to rope you in to everything.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007 01:14:12 PM »

I would be laughing out loud, except I'm in school. . .but funny story. And I agree, never ever tell teachers you sew. They ask you to make things and don't realize it take forever to make one thing.

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007 01:17:35 PM »

That's not sewing. That's architecture.

BE SURE to put your name and date inside that suit. Because you KNOW it's going to be worn for the next 50 years!

REALLY impressive.

PS: Next time (there's always a next time) when someone pops the "do you know how to...(fill in the craft/activity here)?"

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2007 01:44:51 PM »

At least you only had to be an elf.  I mean, you could have had to WEAR the snowman costume, too  Wink

It is really awesome, though.

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2007 02:04:45 PM »

Heeheehee, great story! Smiley

At least it was for your school! When my English teacher found out I made cards, she wanted to draft me into doing wedding thank-you's for her daughter..  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2007 02:14:23 PM »

great job!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2007 02:30:12 PM »

You know what I'd do?  I'd take the carrot, buttons, and hat off of the snowman, and slap on some bunny ears and a pink nose, and take the man's $50... just me though
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