Sew What!

Sew What? 

 
 

Modest clothing can sometimes be hard to find or when found can be expensive.  We wanted the girls to know that there are other options such as sewing their own.  Maybe one day in their life they might need this skill or just want to start sewing their own cute clothes.  We got our hands on a pattern (hand made), 3 sizes, we went down to Jo-Anne with coupons and purchased 15- 1 yard material.  The girls were to bring $10 per skirt – to cover cost of material and who ever got there first got first dibs on the material we purchased.  We wanted the skirts to be easy enough to finish in one night & we did not want them to get frustrated with zippers etc (not yet anyway)

 

 

We worked with each Young Women to help her pin and cut out her skirt.

 

 

Some girls got creative and used left over material to make head bands to match their skirts.

 

 

 
 
While the girls were not sewing they were able to pass of some Personal Progress while they were waiting for a Sewing Machine to open up
 
 
During the down time the girls wrote letters to Missionaries who were out serving from out ward.

We were able to finish 12 skirts that night, I think we may have gone a little late (9:15 ish) but it was well worth it- Just look at the beautiful smiles on Sunday

 

It is really fun to look around on Sundays and see some of the skirts they made.  A great resource can be Modern Girls Guide to sewing. Her website can give the girls tips and tricks to sewing and making clothes custom to themselves.

 Check out this web site for the pattern

17 Comments

  1. Rahmderson

    August 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I love this! Could you please send me the pattern? My email is laurenrahm@yahoo.com. Our girls would love this activity idea. What a good way to pass of some personal progress too!

  2. Charisse

    August 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Hi Lauren- yes I would love to- our patterns were made by a friend so they are cut from butcher paper 🙂 it really was a great activity and shows the girls they can make cute clothes cheap if they can't find it in the stores. Check your e-mail 🙂
    Thanks for the Comment

  3. Anonymous

    September 17, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I'd love the pattern. What a great idea! tawnjagib@sbcglobal.net

  4. Anonymous

    September 19, 2012 at 12:48 am

    This sounds like a great idea!! could you please email a pattern to me as well?
    shlafond@verizon.net

  5. Charisse

    September 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I am in the process of digging through our boxes to find them- ha be patient with me please thank you for your comments- us bloggers are driven by comments [I guess it means we know people are actually reading]

  6. Charisse

    September 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I am in the process of digging through boxes and getting the pieces I am missing from my friend ha ha please be patient with me- thank you for your comment- My friend/counselor and I made a few [4 each] for ourselves and I wear mine all the time 🙂

  7. Anonymous

    December 2, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Enjoyed reading your Blog and would like to have your pattern too. barmscott@yahoo.com

  8. Charisse

    December 3, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Ughhh I am so sorry I will get you a copy 🙂 I am actually still in the process of getting copies

  9. Charisse

    December 3, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Ughhh I am so sorry I will get you a copy 🙂 I am actually still in the process of getting copies

  10. Autumn

    January 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I would love to have a copy of the pattern if you don't mind.:) Love this activity & your blog! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

  11. Anonymous

    January 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Could I get a copy of the pattern. thank you! My email is: debbikbailey@comcast.net

  12. Jessica Mortensen

    January 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I would really love a copy of the pattern! My e-mail is jessm2010@gmail.com! The skirts look great!

  13. Charisse

    January 16, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I am so sorry this has taken forever- I can not find my pattern ugh BUT i have found one just like it at the site below
    http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2012/07/tutorial-and-pattern-everyday-skirt.html
    I hope this helps 🙂

  14. Charisse

    January 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I have not been able to find my patterns Ugh!! but I did find the exact one on line- I hope this helps

    http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2012/07/tutorial-and-pattern-everyday-skirt.html

  15. Charisse

    January 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I am so frustraated as I can't find my pattern Ugh!! but I did find the exact one on line- I hope this helps

    http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2012/07/tutorial-and-pattern-everyday-skirt.html

  16. Charisse

    January 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Hi Autumn- thank you so much, i am glad you are enjoying it 🙂 I can not find my pattern but I have found it online soooooo- I hope this helps

    http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2012/07/tutorial-and-pattern-everyday-skirt.html

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