…or so her grandmother said of R8! So, when it came time to sign up for homeschool co-op this semester and I saw not one but TWO sewing classes on the list well -what else was I to do but sign her up for both?
R8 is in a beginner’s class called Patches and Pillows and a second class called Advanced Fancy Sewing (for grades 5 and up- R8 is in third grade). I know. It’s a dichotomy. But in my defense there was the report of her grandmother stating that this girl has talent. I went with it. Advanced Fancy Sewing translates to R8 gets to sew whatever. she. wants.
Co-op runs for ten weeks and began on September 15th. The first two projects are in!
In her advanced fancy sewing class her first project was a skirt. Gotta love R8. She really is my daughter. She insists on a modest length skirt because she is not into the high maintenance of a shorter skirt. She’s rather tall so she has set out to make herself a number of good length skirts.
So, I know you all are dying to know…was her grandmother right? Well actually yes. She was. R8 has a knack and I’m quite certain that if we fuel this fire she could really run with it. For an 8 yr old she really does have a nice even stitch and a good handle on using a sewing machine.
Her next project in patches and pillows is a pillow I believe. For her next fancy sewing project she will be making a fleece pullover in purple. Hopefully, we’ll have the pattern cut out before her next class.
Stay tuned for more accomplishments from R8’s mad sewing skills!