I am slightly certain santa has it in for me.
This year for Christmas he brought my 7year old a sewing machine. I can sew a bit. Mostly I can sew straight lines, brownie/cubscout patches, and stuff that doesn’t need to last very long at all… Halloween is a bit long lasting for my sewing projects. In other words, I know enough about sewing to know that it is not easy. To make things worse, doll clothes are harder to sew than people clothes because they are so tiny.
But now here we are with a little girl, really excited about sewing for her dollies, and a Mommy contemplating sealing off our chimney next year.
After 2 months of procrastination, I spent most of the day yesterday looking for patterns online for a simple dolly dress for my cutie pie to make. No luck. Fortunately my daughter was sitting with me at the time and we stumbled across this blog post about how to “make” barbies swimsuits without a sewing machine.
My daughter was so excited!
We grabbed out her box of nail polish, and got to work.
|Loads to work with|
|Paint front, let dry, then paint the back|
|A little Barbie yoga to dry|
|Pool party anyone?|
My daughter absolutely loved the results, and had to ask me every 5 minutes if they were dry enough so take in the tub. I had her wait 1 hour, I don’t know if that was necessary or not, but it seemed to go fine.
It was a really fun project, but we still haven’t sewed and she is not going to let that one slide for long I’m sure. I did find a easy enough pattern (straight lines) for a summer sundress for her, but as it looks like this out side I think I will try to procrastinate a bit longer. 🙂