I think I have found the solution to the creative slump: gather together six girls in one place every afternoon for 3 hours, 5 days. Add in 6 sewing machines, fabric, thread, and scissors and watch the fun fly. By Friday afternoon, I may be exhausted, but I am filled with enthusiasm and the desire to get busy sewing my own creations.
Final tally of projects: 2 purses, 4 skirts, 2 sundresses, and an ice skating costume.
Not shown is Kate. She was busy all week sewing 3 skirts. She opted out of the photo shoot for lack of a coordinating top.
Every year, I start sewing camp with curiosity to see what will happen. And every year I end up filled with admiration for the adventurous spirits that my students show. These girls aren’t afraid of trying anything. They are learning new skills and are having fun, too. That’s a lesson we all could use.