Her theme this year was Fashion Sewing! And we invited the girls to bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal to make a skirt or really anything they wanted for it and to have a runway show when they were all finished! Fun stuff, right?
|The invitation- we made them in a bunch of colors with different buttons, straps, and designs.|
|The purse opened to reveal a card inside with the invitation|
|The back gave some details!|
|Our design source- I LOVE this kit. I am a paper crafter after all!|
|Easy directions and ideas|
|Bags for the girls to take their finished product in- made mostly from fat quarters for ease|
|I found two machines going- R's is on the left and a friend brought another. Mine is off to the Bernina shop for a repair. I was surprised they had room for two on R's art desk.|
|The creation will be a dress for a doll- E is working on a sort of dress collar.|
|What a joyful mess!|
|I wasn't sure they'd gotten started, so I pulled away from adult conversation to see what was happening and if they were ready to begin. And this is what I found! Simply delightful!|
|E is working on fixing her mistake. She measured the size of her dress again.|
|R10's skirt- this is the unfinished version. Stay tuned.|
|R is working out some extra bling for Kit's skirt.|
|E has made a slim dress for her doll and she is choosing some ribbon for the straps.|
|Another E is working on a halter dress for her doll Phoebe.|
|J made a doll sized pillow.|
|A seam forgotten...|
|Phoebe is handmade including all she is wearing.|
|Another finished dress!|
I think my favorite part of this party was watching the girls work together and on their own to create a sewn item. I somehow thought that they would need more help or guidance, but they just went to work and it was fun to peek in on them to check on progress. In the end, they were very pleased with their creations and we ran out of time for the official runway show.
Makes me think that a little sewing club would be great fun. I will have to think on this a bit. Of course there were the usuals...cake and presents and some time outside. She got some really cute things and I'm just sure Miss Bliss will share them over at her blog soon.