Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Emily's Sewing Lesson

For Christmas, I gave Emily a very basic, inexpensive Bernette sewing machine.

Remember - Mr. Bernina (Mr. Ueltschi) actually AUTOGRAPHED the machine...(he actually said, "why don't you buy a REAL sewing machine?")...lol...

Anyway -- during my recent trip to Wisconsin -- a "sewing lesson" was at the top of our list of things to do...In this next picture, you can see that both Emily and Lillian were anxious to get started.

After repeatedly "threading" the machine -- we got started. Emily made a dinosaur pillowcase, and hemmed a pair of pants, as we worked our way up to the BIG PROJECT...

It started with a little blue tank top. Then, with some new dinosaur yardage, Emily gathered up a little skirt to sew onto the bottom. To create a summer DRESS, of course...

We were doing our sewing class after Lilly went to bed. But - FIRST THING in the morning, we were eager to have Lilly try on her new outfit. This is my best photo...

It still needs to be hemmed -- but it turned out GREAT. Emily did a wonderful job, and I think she had a pretty good time....

It felt pretty good to pass it on...this hobby I love...

2 comments:

  1. Sue in MilwaukeeMay 11, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    I got goosebumps when I read this post... life is good in the small moments and this is one both of those girls will remember. Bless you, Rita, for making our craft 'user friendly' for young folks!

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