This has been a busy week for me. Not only did I teach sewing camp every afternoon from Monday to Friday, but today I had another class for adults. In the summer, when I am off from my job in the school system, I hold a Creative Sewing Camp for kids. The first week of this summer is over and it was great. Six young girls from age 8 to 14 came to my house to learn the skills of stitching and creating. Some were repeat campers and some were newbies. They all seemed to have a great time. The projects ranged from a pillow case to a dress with darts, midriff band, lining, zipper, and ribbon trim. We also had 4 skirts, a sundress, cat harness, romper, pajama top and pants, and purse. Amazing!
To top off my amazing week of camp, I had a semi-private class today. Kelly learned how to sew drapes. As an interior decorator, she was already familiar with design and measurement, which was a huge first step. She got the first panel near completion and will be able to sew up the second panel at home. The panels are 110″ long–a tremendous amount of fabric to handle and run through the sewing machine. Nancy sewed a print top with a contrast band at the neck and center front. She wasn’t quite finished by the end of the day, but she was close.
I am so proud of all of my students this week! I feel inspired to sew something for myself!