Recipe for happiness

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Take one young child, add a sewing machine, a simple pattern, some fun fabric of her choice, and you have a great recipe for fun times. My newest young student wants to be a fashion designer, and is getting an early start on her career. We decided at our first meeting that pajama pants would be a good first project, and I sent her off to purchase an easy pattern and some fabric.

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Good choice! McCall’s 4963 has pants, a simple top, a nightie with a kangaroo pocket, and a blanket included. So far we have had two sewing lessons, and this young designer already has completed a simple drawstring bag (forgot to take a pix!) and her pants are well underway. Doesn’t she look cute working on her pajama bottoms?

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And here’s the  close-up of her pants. I love her fabric choice – wild and a  little girly at the same time – awesome!

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She should be able  to complete her pants in our next session together. I wonder what she will want to work on next?

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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