Thursday, April 7, 2011

Olivia's Skirt

Here are the results of Olivia's first garment sewing project. She did very well and was not scared of the machine. :) We attempted sewing with the machine a couple of years ago, but it was a bit scary for her. Now, she's not scared and I figured out the slow setting so she can go slowly and feel good about her results.

Olivia went to the Sewing and Stitching Expo once again this year. Last year, she only attended the Charity event and looked at the vendor's booths. This year, she went on the Sunday to the charity event, but she also attended a draping class by Jan Bones, and shopped for a few pieces of fabric for her to sew. Olivia was inspired by Jan Bones, and also by the wonderful young people who shared their projects on the run way. Olivia would whisper to me, "did she make that?" Or, in a couple of cases, "did he make that? :) It's great having my 9 year old daughter delighting in the fun of sewing. We are hoping to make Sewing Expo a regular event for us, with Olivia taking a couple more classes next year.

This skirt is called the "Lazy Days Skirt" by Oliver + S company. You can find the instructions on The Blog Page, look on the far right side of the page under 'free patterns'.

Olivia chose green ribbon to finish off the hemline of the skirt. She had many colours to chose from, but green is what she wanted. It looks lovely.

Olivia needed to put the skirt to the 'activity' test to make sure she can move, jump and play in her delightful new skirt.

Olivia is already on to her next project. She is going to attempt a ruffle. :)

Happy Sewing everyone,



*Michigan Momma* said...

How wonderful! Great job, Olivia!!

Carol said...

Thanks, Lori. I will make sure Olivia sees your sweet compliment. Nice to *see* you. ;)

Lisa said...

Carol, I don't know why I never think to look at your interesting, informative and lovely blog!

SarahElisabeth said...

Beautiful skirt. She takes after her talented mother.