Look what my daughter did today!!!
Not entirely on her own...I had to help a bit but she made it and is so proud! And I am so excited that I was able to help her and teach her how to sew!!!
Her birthday was a couple of weeks ago and she got a mini sewing machine from my parents. This is what she asked for...she had been asking for one for about 6 months leading up to her birthday...so cute by the way! :) A girl after my own heart! So, we went to the fabric store one day and she saw this smocked Fancy Nancy fabric sold by the bolt and said that she would really like a Fancy Nancy dress. So, we bought some and when she asked me last night if I would show her today how to use her sewing machine, I thought...Perfect! She can learn how to sew by making herself her Fancy Nancy dress! Here is the fabric before we cut it down to size.
Then we marked it and cut it to the appropriate size. It was a little tough for her to cut through the fabric (not at all like cutting paper...and that's the only think she's ever cut before) so I helped her a bit and she did great!
Then she learned how to line up the sides and pin it...being VERY careful not to stick herself! As a side note...she DID stick herself once and she said, "Ow! Well, I guess I won't do that again...I'll be more careful next time!" LOVE her!!! :)
We had her sewing machine set up on a little table just her size. Unfortunately, we got everything all set up and ready to go but the machine didn't work. Booo The darn bobbin would not turn and so the stitches were not holding. So, we moved over to my machine and I worked the foot pedal for her.
But she fed the fabric through like a champ and even kept it lined up perfectly to the guide!
I helped a bit more with the straps but for the most part, this dress was all her! I'm so excited that she did this and that she loves it! AND...it's one more thing that we have in common! Hey, she doesn't look AT ALL like me so I'll take what I can get. She definitely has my personality and now she likes a lot of the same things that I do and I LOVE having that in common!