I have 2 dress forms that both of my girls use to pin on various scraps. It's so fun to see what they come up with. This happened quite by accident as I like to grab a little bit of sewing time during the day when the light is good in my sewing area. I usually turn a show on for the kids and sew for a few silent minutes. But shows don't work as well as they used to and their curiosity of sewing is starting to grow.
Anyways, back to the designing. I give them complete free reign of the pins, scrap bins and iron. As hard as it is for me to let my precious scraps be cut and manhandled I just concentrate on how this will all grow their love of fabric and all things sewing. Look away - breathe - look away..
The other day Jas stayed home with her dad while I went out. When I came home she brought me over to the dressform and said, "Mom, I need help making this into something that will fit me." Keep in mind this is a large size dress form. I am so kicking myself for not taking a photo of it at that stage. I think she had at least 100 pins stuck everywhere in it, but the overall look of it was a do-able dress. She wanted to sew it right then and I wanted to rest, after all it was a Sunday afternoon, but she was so excited and I said I would at least sew together the top for her. As I sewed, it started to really come together and before we knew it I had it all assembled.
I was so proud of her. She wore it for the rest of the day.
Shown here it needed the neck adjusted a little smaller and I still had not hemmed the bottom. The next morning she was off for a stay with her grandparents and just had to wear it for them so we finished it up and off she went. It sort of had the feel of a 20's dress but with lots of modern color. I can't wait to see what her next creation is!