She picked a pretty paisley baby wale corduroy my mom gave her and a simple gathered-rectangle type of skirt with an elastic waistband.
Her favorite part was using the iron to press the elastic casing and lower hem. No pictures of that part 'cause my assistance was much needed.
She cut, pinned, stitched, and pressed all by herself! I was there the whole time to tell her what to do next, but she really did it herself!
Putting the elastic through the waistband gave her some trouble until she got the hang of it, but once she did, she managed to get all the way around!
Ta da! Her very own, one-of-a-kind corduroy skirt! She was SO proud of herself! The first thing she did was text a picture of herself to my mom. Hehe...
Fast forward a few months to January. Miss M got an invitation to her best friend's birthday party! But what to give her? Miss M decided she wanted to make a skirt for her friend too. So she picked out some fabric: a cute cotton print and some cotton-blend eyelet. She also picked some pretty pink fabric for a blouse (and picked the pattern too, Ottobre 2/2005, #11, but without the shirring across the front).
Of course, she had to try it on before she gave it away! I'm told the birthday girl was quite pleased with her handmade gift! And a bit amazed that a little girl just like her made the skirt.
Do you let your kids use your sewing machine? If your kid could make anything they wanted, what would it be?
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