Children don’t forget a promise made to them. I was reminded of this Saturday when my granddaughter was here and asked to sew. I had promised I’d let them each sew something on the machine, supervised that is. It was her turn and she hadn’t forgotten. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to make, at least until I opened the bag of fabric.
As I opened the bag of fabric I bought last summer (yes this is still fabric from the $3 bag) she spotted a house dress, I meant to give it to my neighbor who loves wearing them. Little one didn’t want to see any other fabric, this was the one. She pointed to the pocket on the front and informed me it would make a nice purse and she could have a pocket on the outside. I watched as she worked out what she wanted. A strap to hang from her shoulder was another must.
I was informed I could help by making the shoulder strap but she wanted to make the rest of it.
I simply cut one side of the dress leaving 1/4 inch more fabric on the one side to allow for assembly. Not prepared to allow her to use a hot iron I pressed the seams then joined her in front of the machine and showed her how to hold and guide the fabric while I worked the foot pedal.
She is so proud of her first sewn project. Mom and Dad tell me she’s still carrying it around with her every where she goes, even through the house.
Once we cut into the dress I needed something else to make with the fabric. I realized there was enough fabric on the other half to make a sundress for the youngest granddaughter. I still have to add a zipper to the back of the sun dress, no problem I have one I carefully removed from the original dress. I’ll show you that one when it’s finished.
A dress for one child a purse for another, total cost I’m guessing is less than $0.05 for both.