Final Day of Kids Sew Camp

I can’t believe it is over. Four days of nonstop energy, questions, pride in accomplishments, worry over doing it “right”, learning new sewing skills, helping each other, creating an actual garment—the first ever Sew Maris Kids Sew Camp is over. Boo. I think I learned as much as the kids did. About how to pace a class for a group of kids. Learning styles for children. What to focus on and what not to focus on.

Thursday the girls made sundresses modeled after the pillowcase style from  the Dress a Girl Around the World project. The main thing the girls struggled with was the elastic. I envisioned that they might pull the elastic all the way thru the casing, but what I did not envision was how hard it was for some of them to just move the elastic thru the casing at all. It must be a weird motion, or a manual dexterity issue that I have long since forgotten. Never mind, we got ’em all done. In all the last-day-last-minute craziness I did not get a picture of every girl in her completed dress. Many apologies to those I missed!



SunDresses plus 2


Girls—you were right on. I miss you already TODAY, never mind next week. Truly, I can’t wait to do it again. Many, many thanks to Kris Royer-Collins—I could not have done it without you, darling.

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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