Wednesday, March 04, 2009

seams to me


Liv has been very interested in sewing these last few months. She has watched some of the small projects I have been doing with rapt attention and occasionally sitting on my lap while pressing the pedal for me. She stares at my fabric stash and announces her favourites in descending order. I realized that this attention and interest offered the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill.
I asked Liv if she'd like to make her very own dress. She chose some of her favourite fabrics (she has inherited my love of matyroushka doll prints) and we started cutting out the pattern. We had to alter the pattern slightly...okay, quite a bit, when there was not enough fabric to use for the body of the dress.
Then, she sat on my lap as we pinned and sewed her creation. Much of it I had to help with the 'steering' but I left her to herself to do the overlock stitch to ensure she felt that she had done a sufficient amount of the dress to feel that it was her creation. She's decided that it is her Spring dress and that she'll wear it to celebrate the first day of that most longed for season. I think it turned out fabulously and am so pleased with the grin on her strangely toothed mouth!

17 comments:

alicat413 said...

great job!!! liv is SO pretty in her new creation!!

JEN said...

Way to go Liv. I might have to take some sewing lessons from her someday. Cute dress!

About Me said...

FANTASTIC job Liv!!! Your dress is just beautiful. Well done. ;)

Lizz said...

Cute, cute, cute!

chelle said...

Oh wow she did a fantastic job!!!

Kathryn said...

Terrific job Liv!! I'm almost 40 years old and have no clue how to sew like that! :oP

The dress is so cute but I like her happy smile the best...what a cutie!

Lisa D said...

Wow - what a dress!! What a talented little lady!!

Bonnie said...

Awesome!

It inspires me to ask my own 7 year old daughter if she'd like to sew too!

Good for you Liv!

13mimosa said...

Gorgeous work Liv, you look absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Bravo, Liv! She is just adorable. Love the smile.
Nancy

TheSingingBird said...

Wow that dress is beautiful! Liv did a fantastic job!

And Jackie, you are one Awesome Mama!

darcie said...

Is there any greater satisfaction than knowing that you created it yourself? What a GREAT mother/daughter project! Love it!

Hawkfeather said...

what a rock star she is..

perhaps one day these will be the pictures proving her talent started as a wee girl..
you know those pictures..
the ones famous talented people have of them breezing through their craft as fetuses.


maybe i should have stopped with the sharing of the *word verification* thing..
but today it says "UNSIT" and i sorta love that.

Cadi said...

Oh! What a beautiful dress!

katie said...

What a sweet dress! Lovely way to start the new season!

Shannon said...

I LOVE it! She should be very proud.

Etsy what?

PS: I'm also obsessed with the word verifications.

constance said...

Yay Liv! I'm so impressed...I LOVED little house on the praire too!!!