Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Give 'Em What They Want

If you can make people feel it's okay to enjoy themselves, 
you've got a winning product - whatever it is.
~ Hugh Hefner

I haven't given up on getting our foster teen interested in sewing.  I switched tactics last weekend and suggested that we sew something for HER to wear.  She picked this pattern:  

The short one - in case you weren't sure...  Did I mention that she's 17 years old?  ;)

It is a pretty straight forward pattern - a front and a back, a yoke, a belt and belt loops:  

She picked a pretty pink fabric with a happy flower print.  

In other words, when it comes to styles, we are very different.  But when it comes to colors and prints, my tastes match those of a 17 year old...   ;)

It did, generally, go together easily - the one exception was attaching the yoke to the skirt body - it was a bit fidgety getting these two pieces to line up.  I had to help a lot with that part.  

But she did great on the invisible zipper!  

My only modification to the pattern had to do with the belt loops.  The instructions had you putting them on LAST - so that there were semi-exposed raw edges.  What's up with that?  

I had her put them on the yoke pieces first, so that all the raw edges were hidden inside the yoke.  

Other than that, it was a quick and easy project - our foster teen did most of it herself.  

How did she like the finished product?  

Judge for yourself!  :)

I just may make a convert out of her yet...  ;)


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Ruth! She hasn't worn it to school yet, because it's "cold" - in Florida in September! ;)
      But I think it looks pretty cute on her... :)
      Now let's see if she wants to do another one.

  2. les quedo muy bonita la falda y se le ve muy bonita a yonori