My grandmother sewed things for me on her treadle sewing machine when I was a child. As I grew a little older, sewing my own clothes became a way of life. I can still specifically recall a few of the dresses that I made when I was in sixth grade. (One in particular sported, the then popular, Elizabeth Taylor ruffles.) I'm positive that the seams were uneven and the construction far from perfect, but I proudly wore my creations to school. This weekend, my grand daughters, Haven and Maelie, hopefully began a life long love of sewing.Maelie is only three so she mainly just sat on my lap, put her hands on the fabric and pulled pins when I asked her to. But, Haven, at six, got to man the gas pedal and put her hands on the fabric! (Her boy cousins have gotten to sew with me lately as well, and believe me, they like to
I let Haven and Maelie each pick their favorite fabric from my stash of Flea Market Fancy to create little skirts using this free instructions from Oliver + S. There is only one seam in the skirt, elastic in the waist and a ribbon hem. We just used what I had on hand. (Oliver+S is also offering 25% off on all patterns through Saturday!)
After a little shopping to pick out new tops to go with the skirts, the girls and I were ready to go out for lunch in their first "made by me" finery. They were super proud!!
Try it! You'll like it!