Friday, March 28, 2008

Fashion Camp

Once upon a time, many, many years ago my Mom taught me to sew.

flickr photo by wook nanny

I learned sitting upon her knee on a Singer 401. It's one of the best machines ever made.

photo by kelly kellert

I sewed for fun , I sew for 4-H, I sewed for college, I sewed for cleaners, customers, costumers and kids!

photo by Chuck Wendig

I recently was asked to teach sewing.
It was the right time and for the right person, so I said, "Yes".

I envisioned class to be like this.
Little hands busily and NEATLY stitching away.

A place for everything and everything in its place.
Here's what it was like!
Crazy wild designing going on!
We made fabric necklaces, purses, aprons, dolls and brooches.
The place was a mess. We had to dig through fabric piles to find the scissors at the end of each class. Lots of fun, lots on energy and now a nap!

So here we are...Easter week with 15, 6 to 12 year olds for "Fashion Camp"


muralimanohar said...

HA! I was the teacher (TWICE) for our homeschooling sewing about manic chaos and insanity! lol

I commend you for taking that on! :p

Charmingdesigns said...

Are you still sewing on that machine? I had a singer featherweight...wish I hadnt sold it. That Somerset Life is full of fellow bloggers. when I started blogging, I didnt know anyone, now, how fun it is to have blogged with gals in the mag.! I love your kitties sewing...where did you find such a picture?

woof nanny said...

How fun! My mom gave me her White machine that she bought around 1944. It only sews backwards and forwards (straight stitches), but it works great! It's all I really need most of the time.
I took a quilting class recently, and though it was adults, we experimented with all kinds of things--like organza filled with thread and leaves then coated with glue to make it stiff. We hand-stitched and embroidered. It's fun to try new techniques. I just bought the new 'Good Things for Kids' magazine, and one project took simple kid's drawings and made them into stuffies using fun fabrics like recycled suiting. I like that. I have a pattern linked on my neckties blog where you can make a snake from a necktie--that would be a fun kid's project.

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

I think it looks like fun! I wish I had a sewing class when I was that age. I was forced to take home ec. but I don't really remember anything from it except for making the ugliest drawstring bag ever! I still sew everything by hand! What a fun class and a fun idea. And I personally think the mess of fabrics and threads and things is half the fun of sewing!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh! It actually looks fun to me. Are you going to do it on a regular basis?
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sandra Evertson said...

I think my mom had a machine like this one! Great post!
Sandra Evertson

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Terisa! I want to go to Fashion Camp!!! What a darling post. Thank you very much for coming by my blog for a visit and leaving such kind comments. To answer your question, the picture on the right hand side of my banner is a dresser size "mannequin" that I've layered a bunch of my jewelry on. I've got bling everywhere! LOL Have a great week! ~ Joy J.


HA HA i think you are brave for even thinking about teaching let alone actually doing it! Good on you :)
Oh and i cant sew to save my best friends the hot glue gun hee hee.

Happy Sewing!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow--sounds like a blast!!