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!
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|
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!