Monday, September 27, 2010

School Days

Oh my, what an exciting day this was! While I did not make the little jumper, I have used plenty of navy thread here lately. In order to help defray the cost of this expensive venture, her mommy asked me to alter some of these sweet uniforms. I was able to drop the waist on one so I did not have to change the hem, on a few I just moved the buttons at the waist, and on a couple I have lowered the hem using hem tape. I wish I knew a real trick for getting out the old hem crease; I have used a combination of white vinegar and steam, but I can still see a slight crease.

Wouldn't it be nice if children really liked to dress like this? Issa came home one afternoon after a few days of school, chose a favorite sequined t-shirt and jeans, bounced down the stairs, did a pirouette in the den and declared to her mommy, "I just love fashion, don't you?" I guess she will have to express this fashion sense after school and on weekends!

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  1. My grandchildren should be so lucky to have someone to make and/or alter their clothes for them! You are keeping the art alive. I hope you pass the art on to your daughters and granddaughters.

    I did learn to sew from my mother and for 4H club, but my grandmother was the last generation in my family to sew for her grandchildren. Neither my mother nor mother-in-law sewed for my children, nor do I for my grands---unless making a suit for a boy sock monkey out of an old pair of jeans and a flannel shirt counts!