We felt well enough to finish sewing her Aleph Bet Hebrew Alphabet skirt (with literal NAPS in between steps), just in case we’re well enough to attend family services tomorrow. She learned the Shema and Oseh Shalom with the other little ones and they’re kicking off a special Friday thing tomorrow.
She also loves (and I mean LOVES) this video of the kids Hebrew Alphabet song- at the rate she is going, we could possibly add Hebrew to her English and Persian and Filipino and smattering of French she knows already:
She also received a “Little Trixie”- a dressmaker’s dummy dressform, whatchamacallit. I call my big one Trixie, so now I guess it’s Trixie Sr.
The kiddie one is by Dritz and it is ADORABLE. Maisie keeps hugging it like it’s her best friend. The measurements are adjustable to about size 12-14 kids, so this thing should hold up for a long, long time.
Maisie is slim and tall, so the measurements are a bit bigger than her actual girth- but with elastic waistbands and twirly skirts, that doesn’t matter.
All Maisie requests in a skirt are that they twirl and they have cool fabric. I can do this.
Actually, R’s been doing the actual sewing, while I tell him what to do. I prefer draping and design and hand sewing to machine stuff and cutting. To him, using a sewing machine is no different than making things out of wood with tools. He just has to be told how to do it and he does it.
All skirts are lined. I think the next one will only have elastic in the back of the waistband, unless I feel lazy.
I honestly decided to make these because:
1. Well made girl’s skirts are PRICEY
2. We all know how to sew and I would love her to have unique prints and fabrics
3. It helps to teach her to sew and know where her clothes come from and HOW THEY ARE CONSTRUCTED.
I think this is important. I was taught these skills and I want to pass them to her.
4. We love projects! LOL!