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« on: March 19, 2006 06:13:53 PM »

For Christmas I gave my 10 year old daughter a Sewing for Dummies Pattern (Simplicity 5577) and a promise that she could use my machine and any suitable fabric from my stash to make it with. She’s been working on it off and on for a couple months and finished it today. I’m very proud – I did almost none of the sewing… the pressing on the other hand… *laughs*

Modeling her very first sewn by herself outfit, my kidlet:


And a close up of the fabric. Love this stuff and it’s all gone now!


Not bad for a 10 year old, eh?  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006 07:51:06 PM »

Wow.  Good on her.  She chose a great fabric and it looks very finished, professional and terribly cute.

p.s. I loved that style of dress as a kid because it let me climb trees =)

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006 08:10:59 PM »

WOAH! She has more elite skillz than me! You must be so proud, I love it. Good fabric choice too. Kudos to her.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006 08:21:20 PM »

Holy! I cant even sew a dress. SHes going to be quite the sewer when she gets older - maybe she'll even make money off of it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006 08:22:34 PM »

 Shocked Wow! I was never allowed near the sewing machine and now my mom gets mad at me 'cause I don't know how to hem.  Cheesy Tell her she did a great job on the dress and thank you for teaching her useful skills!


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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2006 11:02:33 PM »

Your daughter did a wonderful job!! Very cute dress and pretty fabric!
I don't recall what my 1st solo project was, but my mom taught me to sew when I was about 11.
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2006 02:51:58 AM »

Thanks everyone. Smiley

What I found so funny about the whole process was her endless bitching about how much sewing hated her, how much my sewing machine hated her her, how much she sucked at sewing, etc, etc. The entire time she's taking it slow and steady and doing really good work. Plus any time I'd want to step in and help I'd get the "Mooooooom, who is sewing this? Right. ME!" and I'd be expected to shoo once again.

I started "sewing" when I was about 5 by hanging out in my mom's sewing room and pinning together doll clothes out of scraps. It's just been something that's a part of my life for so very long and I was thrilled when Sara showed interest now. I do think it's a useful skill to have under your belt, alas one that's becoming more and more rare.


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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2006 02:53:16 AM »

Wow, she does have skills.  That's a cute dress and I love the fabric.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006 06:20:35 AM »

Haha, your kid sounds exactly like I did when my mom started teaching me to sew (I was about 7 at the time, though I'd played with handsewing stuff way before that.)

She did a great job!

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2006 07:50:13 AM »

FANTASTIC!  she must be so proud, and i know YOU are proud. 

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