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Topic: Sewing for the girl, by the girl- 1st outfit  (Read 985 times)
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« on: March 22, 2009 01:23:20 AM »

     This is an outfit that was made by my daughter today.  I think it took us about 1 1/2 hours to make the whole thing.  This is the first time she has really made anything even close to wearable.  She started cutting out some fabric that I had given her, wanting to make a dress for her best friend.  So after cutting for a bit, I took a look at what she had so far.  It was way too short for a dress but it looked very close to a dolman sleeved top.  So I drew a line for her to cut out.  Then I let her run the pedal for the serger.  It was the first time that she had done it and she did a really great job.  With the leftover fabric, we created a circle skirt.  I drew another two lines and she cut them out.  Again I let her run the serger pedal.  Here is the finished project:

She was very proud of her outfit, and wore it all day.  (And to bed tonight.)  She decided to keep it and not pass it onto her friend.  It's a bit tight in the tummy, but I suppose that happens when nothing gets measured before cutting.  

And just for fun:

I think you can figure out why I passed the fabric onto her.  Wink  It came to me when my great Gran passed.  Oh, and she's 4.  
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009 01:55:26 AM »

What a cute and adorable girl, she looks so happy! Well done for a first project!

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009 07:10:53 AM »

haha great job starting her early! (if i ever have a daughter i'll likely do the same thing)

be sure to pass our congratulationses on to her, she did wonderfully for her first time, and at four! impressive!

« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009 07:30:51 AM »

Adorable! She did a great job!

I used to draw pictures of fantastic outfits... looks like she might enjoy planning one from start to finish!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009 05:40:40 AM »

I applaud you for turning over your serger pedal to a 4 year old!  Grin
She did a fantastic job!!, and when shes a top fashion designer she can have that picture of her wearing her first creation as a reminder of where it all started!


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