My kids often ask “Mom can we make a craft?”
“Can we do ___?”
Sometimes the answer is “Yes, of course we can make something!”
Other times, it’s “No we can’t today, I’m sorry!”
When my oldest daughter asks “Mom, I want to sew something, can we?” The answer is always “YES!” I’ve always enjoyed sewing and I am so excited to share it with my kids. Spending time with my grandmother as a kid, she taught me to sew. I learned to make clothes for my barbies, while she would make clothes for me. I was in awe. I received my first sewing machine for Christmas when I was in the sixth grade. Intimidated by it at first, once I learned how to use it there was nothing that I would not try to make.
Sadie learned hand sewing last summer. One of her favorite things that she made was a very cute little stuffed pink cat. So it seemed like time to learn sew on a machine. I’m looking forward to buying a sewing machine for her, a real one! Not just one of those little toy ones. We decided on a peasant dress. They’re so easy and straightforward, seemed like a good starting point for her. It’s not a project that I begin with when I give lessons to others, but I know her abilities and felt confident that she could do it.
I can’t tell you how happy it made me to see her sewing, to see her confidence rising. She was so proud to try on the dress that she made. I was so proud to see her in it. Isn’t she cute??
There are so many wonderful resources out there for making peasant dresses. So many different style and takes on it. I love them, they are so versatile. Dress them up, dress them down. Love them with leggings and boots! Here are a few to try out. Have fun, enjoy your creation!