Did you know that today is Sewing Machine Day?
If you are fortunate enough to know how to use such a machine, then get it out and teach your child this important life skill.
If you don’t know how to sew, but would like to learn, the simple little sundress my six-year-old daughter made this weekend is a perfect project for anybody just starting out.
The fabric for this sleeveless beauty comes pre-smocked on one side. The particular style we bought came pre-ruffled on the other, as well, although the other end is usually just straight and smooth.
I bought our fabric at 80% off a couple of months ago when Hancock’s was going out of business…
To make the dress, add an inch to your daughter’s chest measurement, then trim the fabric to that width. (For a skirt, use her waist measurement, instead).
Then you simply sew a single seam up the back, add some simple straps, and you’re finished! If you don’t own a sewing machine, you can even do the stitching by hand.
We bought a full yard of fabric, so we could use the leftover scraps to make straps for the dress and a matching outfit for her doll.
Didn’t Abby do a good job? She was thrilled with the results…
…and she finished just in time to enter the dress in the creative arts contest at East Texas State Fair.