No relaxing during spring break for these gals

Spring break brings to mind relaxing somewhere on a beach, sipping a cocktail and reading a trashy novel.

That is pretty much the opposite of what happened last week at Sew Camp. Frenetic pinning, stitching up seams, ripping out mistakes, giggling, and having fun with other slightly obsessed sewists was how we spent our school break time. Wednesday was “twirly skirt” day, and I was so busy I didn’t have 2 seconds to snap a single pix. You are just going to have to trust me -six darling skirts were made on that day. Adding the bottom ruffle to the skirt nearly undid us, but we muddled through and the results were worth the effort.

Unimaginable though it seems, Thursday was slightly crazier still. Seven girls, 7 fleece ponchos, and one day to get them all done. Sounds like a Project Runway nightmare, right? Check out the concentration while they were pinning their pieces together – love it!

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Who says girls shouldn’t operate power tools? I remind them “You are the boss of that sewing machine, make it do what YOU want.”  Yeah baby, they sure love being the boss of something. 😉

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Focus, problem-solving, task completion, proper sequencing – all of that is going on here.

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Ohhh, look. Someone is very meticulous about her sewing!

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And how about these finished products? Cute, cozy, and individual!

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They left tired, happy with their ponchos, and I headed for the couch! With a slight detour thru the kitchen to pour a VERY large glass of wine. 😉

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

 

 

 

4 Responses to No relaxing during spring break for these gals

  1. Jan says:

    Maris, these are great! My DGD is almost 10 and starting to think she wants to be a fashion designer – too many episodes of “Four Weddings” and “Say Yes to the Dress”. I’m not sure it’s time to teach her yet – I think she’s still too unfocused. I guess when she’s ready, she’ll let me know.

    Congrats on a job well done.
    Jan

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