I met you nine years ago and you have grown more precious everyday.
You are growing into a beautiful young lady. We love you Zoe!
I took the pictures before Halloween so the decorations look a little out of place. This is some of the sewing I have been up to.
Seth’s shirt is sewn from pique knit from fabric.com. Using a Kwik-Sew pattern 3328 made for sweatshirts. Because the knit was heavy the sweatshirt pattern worked perfectly. Zoe’s t-shirt is sewn from Kwik-Sew 3043 again with knits from fabric.com.
Her skirt is from Simplicity 2356 and of coarse sewn from stash fabric. The next set is sewn from her new favorite pattern and again from stash fabric. The pattern is McCall's 6062, Zoe has been begging for pants with a ruffles. I have put off doing the ruffles on pants because I like to make lots of tops to mix and match. She was thrilled with the ruffles.
Seth’s shirt is sewn from McCall’s 6099, I really like this pattern and have used it several times as it is longer then other shirt patterns and fits nice, plus it’s easy!! You might notice the T-shirt under Seth’s shirt. that is also sewn using Kwik-Sew pattern 3043
So there is a little of what I have been up to.
Sure does not seem like it has been eleven years since you joined us and made me a very proud grandma. You are growing into a fine young man and I know you make your parents very proud of you. I have loved every minute of watching you grow. Although I must admit I miss the time spent rocking you.
That was the request from Zoe. She has made ton’s of pillows, pillow cases, pin cushions and sometimes just sewed strips of fabric together. Now, she wanted to make something real.
I thought doll clothes! Always a sure thing! Then when Zoe found her mothers old doll Velvet in a box in the garage, a poor naked Velvet, she wanted to make something for her. Just so happens, since I seem to save everything I still had a pattern that would fit Velvet. Velvet would once again find a little girl to love her.
So, Zoe learned to lay out a pattern. I did mutter something about grain lines, but knew that meant nothing at this point. As long as she hears the sewing terms I am sure someday it will all click. Right now, it was just time to do something real.
Get the dolls ready and excited about getting to get out of the box.
She pinned the pattern and found out you better place pins inside the cutting line.Yes, we will worry about grain lines later.
Finally made it to the sewing machine and sewing something real.