As a sewing mama, I’m not sure much warms my heart more than one of my kids requesting me to sew them something to wear for an event … even when that request comes the day before, leaving little time to spare. 😉
My oldest daughter will be 10 this summer and I’m dreading the day that she decides she’s “too cool” to wear mommy-made clothing. For now, though, I’m safe, since she’s still asking me to make her things and will even proudly tell her friends. Yesterday, as she went out the door to get on the school bus, her parting words were, “And don’t forget I want a new shirt to wear to the soup supper tomorrow night!”
Uh … sure thing, sweetie! No problem!
I made her an Asymmetrical Drape Top last fall and it’s still one of her favorites. So I knew that another one would be well-received (and quick, since I only had that afternoon to get it done). After perusing my stash, I decided to use up the last of this Fly Away Birds on Blue that I got as part of a Girl Charlee bargain lot (I also used it to line my His & Hers Asymmetrical Hoodie).
I added a dark red neckband and hip band (which she likes to wear folded up inside, so you can’t see it anyway) and voila, her new top was finished!
Now, if only I can figure out a way to stop this girl from growing! She is just way too close to becoming a teenager, what with her skinny jeans and long legs (her inseam is only a couple inches shorter than mine!). Good thing she still likes to wear handmade … at least I can keep her clothing a little more modest than store-bought so she doesn’t look any older than necessary.
Guess the next step will be helping her learn to sew a little better, so she doesn’t have to rely only on me for those last minute “I need a new shirt” moments! For tonight, though, we’re off to the soup supper!
Happy Sewing!! ~ Joelle