Took the glitter glue princess to the American Girl Place in Chicago to celebrate her birthday this week. More pictures from that later…
One sewing related thing that happened is the girlie saw this outfit:
She absolutely LOVED the skirt, but couldn’t bear to spend her own money on it – she earned money from donations to Goodwill, from the americangirl surveys we take, and from relatives.
She started looking inside to see how it was made, noting the elastic used to make the gathers. With much excitement in her voice, she described in exact detail how it could be made at home. It just clicked, and she realized that she could make one just exactly as she wanted, in the color that she preferred, and long enough to get to her knees. (Tall girlies have trouble finding things that feel modest enough, you know….)
Guess what lined a-line skirt is coming up on our sewing together time?