Wednesday, August 6, 2014

sunshine blouse

This happy golden top was made by a 9 year old in camp last week! Impressive, no? First she dyed a section of an old bed sheet in a turmeric solution. Then she followed my directions for the pillow case dress here using some improvisation, since it wasn't a pillow case! Next we took a strip of crochet edging that had actually been a part of the sheet originally, and I helped her to add it to the bottom. We dyed it separately and didn't boil it as long, so it faded after a washing. The contrast didn't bother her a bit- she was still so excited! And so she should be. If you're looking for a good first garment for your child to sew, a skirt is a great bet. The second? A pillow case dress or blouse!

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  1. I am going to try to make this tonight, this is fantastic. I feel immense pressure to produce something half as nice as this 9yo did. Never made a piece of clothing before, thanks for sharing!!

  2. Wow! My daughter just left with Gramma for a "sew day" but I will show her this as soon as she gets back. She'll love it! Well done to the 9 year old!

  3. I love it! Fantastic job for anyone at any age! Kudos to the nine year old!