Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sewing projects

I'm no expert seamstress. As a matter of fact, all I know about sewing, I taught myself - which isn't much. So most of the time, I feel as though I am just feeling my way through. I can put a buttonhole or a zipper on a dress, but I'm really not very good at it.

With that said, I really enjoy sewing clothes. When my girls were little, I made dresses for them all the time. Dresses are easy and I loved finding fabrics that matched an occasion or their personality.

At my daughters' requests, here are my latest projects. This time, they will make as much of the dresses as possible. I believe Charlotte Mason would consider sewing a handicraft. It's certainly a skill in which they are making something useful.

Here are the fabrics and patterns they have chosen. It's wonderful how we can still find fabrics to match their personalities. I've always told them that when I make them a dress, it's a "One-of-Kind". When these dresses are complete, I believe we will not find other dresses just like them either.

This is for my 10 year old girly-girl.

This is for my soon to be 12 year old tomboy who LOVES horses.


Anonymous said...

Oh! how wonderful, with a capital W! This will be so much fun for the girls (and you), and will most definitely teach you all so many good things.

*Happy sewing* and, pictures-pictures-pictures of the process & finished products! :)

Denise said...

WOW!! I am super impressed-- I would LOVE to learn to sew!!!

I cannot wait to see the finished products!!!

Definitly a "handi-craft"!! (I call it a dying art too)-- how sad.

pam said...

This is great. I am including sewing in my "handcrafting" part of our CM schedule this year. My 8 yr. old is so excited. I have been collecting fabric scraps at yard sales, and thrift stores. We will start slow, as I hope to make it fun vs. turn her away from it. (My older girls had an actual sewing class outside the home. They do not enjoy sewing.)