You have no idea how happy I am that today is the last day of school.
So. Very. Ready.
Miss P finished her geranium top (This is the Geranium for older girls pattern that we are testing for Rae. It will be released soon.) last night so that she could wear it to school today. I think she did a great job. Before starting this top, she remembered that last summer when she entered her skirt in the fair, the judges commented that she should finish the seams on the inside of a garment.
She learned how to do french seams and also hand stitched the lining like I did on the dress version.
She wanted ruffles for sleeves so we added those too. That pattern piece was not in the pattern. Just cut an elongated D shape cut on the fold and gathered into the armhole. I love that P is learning new sewing skills and gaining confidence. I helped her a lot less with this project. And I let her use my "cool" sewing machine. She is still finding it hard to believe that I let her use the BIG machine.
Miss P got the book Crafty Chloe, illustrated by Heather Ross, for Christmas and we love it. It's about a craft loving girl who makes a gift for a friend - a great read for crafty girls.
I was thrilled to find this Crafty Chloe fabric, also by Heather Ross, for P to use in this top. She loves it too.
I have now turned off my alarm clock for summer! Woo hoo. Here's to the more relaxed and slower pace of summer vacation!