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8 yo's first smocked dress - 8/5/2017 1:51:31 AM   
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And she loves it!!! I helped a young mother with the first dress she had ever made and it included a ready-smocked insert. We worked together at a family vacation in the NC mountains every evening after the children were in bed. But before we got to the hemming lesson, we ran out of time. Long story--read it here--but on our last day, this little girl was sooooo excited about her too big, unhemmed but smocked dress, that she begged to wear it for our outing to visit a camp for her and her brother next summer. She was so careful that she didn't get a spot on it, even while eating an enormous ice cream cone. It just warmed my heart to see this little girl loving smocking and her new dress so much.




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RE: 8 yo's first smocked dress - 8/5/2017 5:25:45 AM   
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That is just beautiful, no wonder she is smiling ear to ear! It is great that her mother has the interest and has someone to teach her. I took my serger out to the repair shop and it is in a tiny town 10 mi west of me. He is retired and just putters with repairs now. Usually at this time of the year, he has machines setting all over from the schools. He gets them all cleaned and adjusted for the school year. My school district gave up sewing years ago so I was pleased to see the rural schools still taught it. When I went out there last week, no machines on the floor! He said the rural schools have now quit teaching sewing! Talk about a sad day.

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RE: 8 yo's first smocked dress - 8/5/2017 7:35:09 PM   
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Thanks, Carol. What a disappointing decision those schools have made. Sewing is like cooking--everyone needs to do it sometime! And a sewing machine is like a stove. Everyone is going to need one, no matter how basic. This child's mother confessed that she ordered several pairs of pants on sale that she loves, but they are too long. It's been about a year but she hasn't gotten them to the dry cleaners to hem because they want $20 per pair. That's more than she paid for them. Once we have our hemming lesson, she will have more pants, If only she had had a sewing class. 8 yo Aliya is eager to sew so she will be included in our next sewing lesson. Well, at least that makes two more who can hem.


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RE: 8 yo's first smocked dress - 8/5/2017 8:02:46 PM   
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Cute dress, cute girl, wonderful "teacher", Janice .

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