Anna and I have been taking a home ec class together. Technically it is Anna’s home ec class for home school that I am supposed to be teaching her, but in reality we are both learning side by side. This month’s project was making a dress.
Anna picked a purple floral-like material, and since there was a lot leftover, and I was given a pattern in Bethany’s size, we made a matching dress for Bethany. We had two sewing machines, so Anna worked on one machine on her dress while I worked on the other machine on Bethany’s. My friend Christy instructed both of us at the same time. (Thanks, Christy!!)
After the dress was finished, I found myself standing in the middle of the room holding up Bethany’s dress saying, “I made a dress” in wonder! Anna said she wants to wear her new dress every Sunday. I guess there’s just something special about a dress you made yourself!
I remember learning how to sew when I was about 15. My grandma taught me how to make a jumper. It was SO cool to be able to wear something I’d made myself.
How neat that your little one is doing that so early on in life!! What a blessing!
By the way, I tagged you for a meme–of course there is no obligation to play along . . . 🙂
anna- you are truly amazing for learning how to sew at such a young age. And I just adore that picture of little bethany and big sister anna in their same-fabric frocks 🙂