Annie, Junior Sewist

Yesterday was a monumental day- Annie made her first skirt!

Annie made her first skirt today!

She took a class at my beloved Fancy Tiger, and in the course of 2 short hours, she completed a gorgeous spring skirt! Her fabric choice was a shock to me- this girl LOVES blue. But she picked out a sweet little Alexander Henry print, covered in tiny pink strawberries and grapes.

While she was stitching, I hit the Goodwill up the street, and found her a shirt that both matches perfectly, and fits her sensibilities exactly. What do you think?

Annie showing off her new skirt

Christina, the fab teacher, sent home instructions for the skirt, and Annie talked me into buying enough elastic to make 2 more. So I sense you’ll be seeing some more posts like this soon…

Annie will be 11 next month- much younger than I was when the crafty bug bit me. How old were you when you started sewing, knitting, crocheting or crafting in general?

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  1. I was about 10 when my Grandma taught me crochet, then cross stitch. Didn’t touch a sewing machine til my 30’s though!

    • My grandma taught me a bit of sewing when I was in junior high- my home ec class made a few projects. I distinctly remember a pillow that looked like a chocolate chip cookie, and a jumper made from laura ashley type fabric.

      But I didn’t work with yarn til I was nearly 30!

  2. Very cool skirt and outfit! I was 9 when I learned to knit (didn’t actually finish anything until I was in my 20s though). I did sewing at school and failed the subject. I didn’t start to sew for fun until my late 20s.

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