Monday, June 25, 2018

Mom & Daughter Sew Camp Project 1 Reveal

Hello everyone!!

My one-on-one sewing camp with my daughter has started out well!  In my last post I showed you the patterns we were sewing, but the view was still a secret.  For an element of fun, I chose my daughter's version, and she chose mine.  So today I am showing you our skirts!

For my daughter, I chose the longer View D with a handkerchief hem:

As you can see, she loved the coral cotton knit with the quatrefoil pattern.  I chose this one because it fits my daughter's personality so well! She's lively, spunky, and full of surprises at every turn.  She laughs hard, and is lovely to be around.  I figured she needed a skirt that represented her vibrancy, and this one does!
To my surprise, my daughter chose a similar style for me!  Simplicity 1201 View C may be a different pattern company, but the pattern pieces and sewing process are the SAME.  My daughter says she chose this skirt because she liked the shape of it.  I found this poly knit in Walmart, of all places!  The colors are so beautful I knew it would make a great skirt.  Even though this style isn't my usual choice,  I do LOVE this skirt.  It sort of reminds me of my baby shower dress I wore a few years ago.  The hemline is the same, and I remember thinking it worked out well and looked like nothing else in my wardrobe already:


Ok, I guess my memory is a little fuzzy...I thought the hemlines were exact, but I see that they both had an asymmetrical vibe going on that I really liked.

Anyhow, back to these skirts.  Since they are so similar, I will review them together.  Though we started our skirts at the same time, I was able to jump ahead and finish mine in one sewing session.  Yes, it's THAT EASY!  If you are a beginner, this skirt is PERFECT.

I am totally ME MADE! Top is NL6735 in a rayon knit
There are only 2 pattern pieces to work with--skirt front/back, and waistband.  The only part that took a bit of time was hemming the skirt.  And that was because you are hemming a rectangle with long sides. Other than that, I felt pretty confident that I didn't need the instructions to help my daughter with her version:


She looked so cute while cutting out her skirt.  She was super attentive, and only vaguely listened to what I was telling her about grainlines and sewing terminology, lol!  She has already sewn quite a few pillows--on machine and by hand.  So it was neat to see how excited she was to create something she would actually wear!


We broke up our sewing sessions into manageable parts so she (and me) would not be overwhelmed, and that worked out well.  For sizing, I made a 16.  I took about 1/4" out of the side seams, but her skirt is a size 7 with no alterations necessary (ah, the days).


Now I am sure you are curious how much of this skirt my daughter sewed.  I would say 95%.  I wanted her to do everything so she could practice different techniques as I guided her.  I did have to help with little things here and there, but she sewed it all with the speed of the sewing machine turned way down.  I am proud of her!!


For our next sewing project, we will be twirling our way into the world of leggings.

I picked this pattern up at Hobby Lobby last week during their 99 cents Simplicity sale.  I mean, what little girl doesn't love to wear leggings?  My daughter has LOADS of them, and I really like a lot of the variations included for this pattern.   

For myself, I will be making S8212.  I have had these in my stash FOREVER.  I picked them up when they were floating around the blogosphere, but never got to them.  I am leaning toward the Mid Rise Capri version (shown in blue on the upper right corner), but haven't totally decided yet.  I love the wide band on these!!!

I look forward to coming back and sharing more with you soon!

Stay sew-filled!





18 comments:

  1. She's soooo cute! :) Sew, baby sew!!!!

    What a fun time for the two of you.

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  2. How fun to sew together. You both look wonderful in your skirts!

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  3. Thank you Ruthie! It definitely fulfilled a dream for me as a momma, lol!

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  4. Fun summer activity!
    Your daughter is adorable.

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    1. Thank you! It will definitely keep us both busy! ;)

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  5. So much fun to sew together! The twirly picture is my favorite :-)

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  6. It is one of mine too because my son caught us both at just the right moment! Thanks Patty!

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  7. Both skirts are so beautiful. Your daughter is so adorable! She looks great in her skirt and I'm sure she's proud to have made it herself.

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    1. Thank you! She is totally amazed with herself!

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  8. Yay! So much fun and joy to sew with someone - especially your daughter!

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  9. Cute cute cute! Both skirts are so cute! I love the beautiful drapes. I think your fabric choice was perfect. Well done!

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  10. I agree, your daughter is absolutely adorable! I know this was a lot of fun and you guys look so sweet in your “me mades“!

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  11. Both skirts look amazing! It’s so lovely that you made them together.

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    1. Thank you! I like that we did the same project too!

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