Winter afternoons are perfect for cozying up inside and getting out a sewing project. So that's just what we did, these sweet young ladies and me.
We selected a simple tutorial which showed a method for making a skirt without a pattern, and they had chosen a colorful fabric to make a skirt for one of the girls.
Our kitchen table was a great spot for spreading out the fabric and cutting out our skirt. Each girl took turns following the instructions and completing each step.
Here we are figuring out settings on the sewing machine and getting ready to start sewing seams!
These girls had a great foundation in sewing skills and were excellent students. They were eager to work on the various parts of the process.
13-yr-old Pearl took the helm and stitched the casing for her skirt's elastic waist.
The girls watched as I demonstrated techniques for gathering fabric.
Yay! The elastic is in! The skirt project is nearing completion.
After we hemmed the skirt, Pearl tried on the new creation. Great job, girls.
These friends are soon moving away to far-away Australia, so it was wonderful to spend this time with them.