Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sewing News...

If you've been a reader for a while, then you know that R10 is an avid seamstress. She started with it at 8 when her grandmother picked out a fun project to make Felicity a nightgown with her and the rest is history. Our thanks to Grandma for uncovering a previously undiscovered talent and interest!

Next R10, took two sewing classes at our homeschool co-op where she continued to enjoy learning how to sew.

After that, a wonderful woman at our church introduced us to a local sewing cooperative where she is a teacher. R10 has been going to classes there since last summer and enjoys absolutely every minute of it. So, here's a shout out to my friend Betsy! Thanks so much for introducing us to that fun classroom!

At the sewing cooperative, R10 has made lots of fun things and she always learns a new skill. Reportedly, she gets more independent in her work all the time. We are very proud of her and it is our pleasure to fuel her passion with sewing.

This shot was taken at the classroom. The girls recently made pillowcase dresses for Little Dresses for Africa. The girls worked in teams to make the dresses and adorn them (bling them up!) They can add making bias tape to their list of skills. R10 revels in designing her own things. So, these creative sews are so much fun for her.

Friday afternoon she made this dress- it started as a skirt that ended up being too long so she determined to make it a sundress instead. So cool.
R10 is scheduled to continue classes this summer. The more she does, the more she loves it. She is just so good at doing things with her hands and she loves, loves, loves to create. I'm hoping this one is a life long passion.

She's already talking about this as a career. And before you laugh you should know that Dan was about this age when he chose a career in chemical engineering and I was just about her age when I chose one in you know...

I'll let you know when her Etsy shop opens.


Tracey said...

Grandma is also responsible for my dds interest in sewing. It seems as though it is a lost art today. My grandmother could sew anything. I am glad my kids are interested.

R10-Great dress!

Kristenph said...

That is so neat! My daughter is also very hands-on. I've been supposedly going to teach her to sew. I should try to find a class though.

Kori said...

I have just found your site and am enjoying reading it. I would ove to know more about the sewing cooperative! That sounds so neat and I know many people who would enjoy something like that in our area. I love to sew but don't have much experience teaching it, and need to get going on teaching my daughter!

Heather said...

Hi Kori,

I called it a sewing cooperative, but it's sort of a non-profit sewing classroom that focuses on reuse and refashioning of items and why it's not a good thing to buy new all the time.

If you use the blog email blogshewrote (at), I'd be happy to give you the website information so you can see more about it.

Thanks for reading!