Doesn’t she look all ready for the Calgary Stampede parade? This little gal has worked might durn hard on this costume, and is righfully proud of her work. C. has not been sewing that long, andÂ Simplicity 2843Â is definitely not a pattern for a beginner. There were plenty of concerns about how hard it was along the way, but there was one proud little girl in my sewing studio today when the garment really came together. Tomorrow we need to hem and add some finishing touches, but she will definitely be modeling this garment in the parade later this week. I am pretty sure she learned something about pushing thru a hard job, too. It is really not that big a deal to accomplish a simple task, but it feels pretty darn great toÂ struggle a little and then finally accomplish something really worthwhile. Who knew? Sewing offers life lessons, too. ;-)Â Nice job, C!