Thursday, April 28, 2011

A New Seamstress is Born

Little Miss SockPixie became a seamstress, and a dress designer yesterday! I am so proud of her. I gave her a little guidance on how to measure herself to size the simple rectangle of fabric that would be necessary to create her first dress, a simple sun dress.

She cut and pinned...


She worked, sewing the elastic thread, to create the stretchy gathered bustier...


She was so focused and determined...


And now she is so proud! Her first hand-sewn dress! She is ready to show it to all her girlscout friends this afternoon.


I have to say, I am impressed!  She now wants to make an identical dress for her older sister, Miss SockPixie, so they can wear them together this summer, when Miss SockPixie comes back from France to vacation with us. I am afraid, with another dressmaker in the house, the fabric stash is only going to grow!

10 comments:

Bailey said...

WOW! I thought we were talking doll's clothes when I saw the title. I am impressed Miss Sox Pixie.

Grace said...

what an adorable dress and how cute that she did it herself, and what a pretty young lady!!!

Brenda said...

Adorable and amazing! Great job!

Colleen said...

I was about her age when my grandmother taught me to sew shirts (horrible 70s smock-like shirts....I loved them!). I remember this vividly as the best part of my childhood.

I hope Little Miss Sockpixie gets as much enjoyment out of these lessons as I did!

monika.st said...

So impressive and cute! I was much older when I first started out sewing, but I remember making those exact dresses as well.

nicoledemana crafts said...

omgoodness what a little star you are miss sockpixie, I think you are amazing, well done ;0)

Susan said...

She has a very good teacher! She is on her way to being a seamstress!! The sundress is pretty.

Pandora said...

Beautiful. How do you use the elastic thread?

SockPixie said...

Thank you all for your comments. With regards to the use of the elastic thread, it is very simple.
Wind the elastic thread on the bobbin by hand. Place the bobbin back in the machine. Chose the color thread to match your fabric, and with the right side of your fabric up, sew straight lines!

Happy Crafting!

Pandora said...

Great! Thanks! Congrats on such a crafty little pixie.