Monday, February 04, 2008

Lesson Day

Today was sewing lessons day with Emily and Sarah. Emily continued progress on her sheath dress, finishing the bodice and bagging the lining. She got some good practice in on stitching a shaped seam with all the shifting and pivoting necessary to keep an accurate seam allowance. Next week Emily will start on the skirt portion of her dress and will learn to do French seams. Sarah started in on project #3, a lined vest with deep scoop neck, princess seams and button front. She chose a black moleskin with very thin lavendar pinstripes. I taught her how to do a tissue fitting, about grainlines and how to do a fabric layout and cut-out. Next week she will learn to mark and then begin construction. Both girls are doing marvelously and really learning how to manage their sewing time efficiently and to be precise in execution. We discussed the idea of the three of us each doing a State Fair entry this August. Something with a lot of "WOW!" factor. We'll let that percolate in their brains for awhile and see what develops.

As far as my own sewing..I hope to get a bit done tonight, but this week will probably not see a lot of sewing progress. :( :( I am substitute teaching all week. Hopefully the kids will be kind and I'll have some energy left to get at least a little done in the evenings!


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