They each took it in turns to come in and help design something for me to sew for them and in Dot's case she actually did most of the sewing herself.
Being an eco-friendly girl she wanted to make a fabric shopping bag so that we use fewer plastic bags. This is the reversible bag we came up with - a bit on the long side but useful nonetheless!
The children have all been spending a lot of time drawing Manga style pictures this holiday and so it seemed a good idea to translate some of the designs into applique .
Daisy wants me to make her a new school bag so this is the beginning of it:
and this is the picture once the stitching had been done - still far from bag-like though!
Fred and I worked on a T-shirt design by borrowing the head from one cartoon character and adding it to the body of another to create this little boy:
Fred chose all the fabrics and coloured in his picture to show me how it should be.
and here he is modelling the finished t-shirt at the beach - you wouldn't believe it had only cost 75p from Asda would you?
We then turned his lizard stitchery - that he did two years ago when he was 5 and we were on holiday in Italy - into a cushion
Again Fred chose the fabrics and layout and then had fun making patterns of his own.
I also took a photo for those doubting-Thomases amongst you who don't believe that it is possible for me to keep my sewing room tidy.
This is the only "mess" ever left in the whole room at the end of each day!
I know I am!
But I'm less impressed with the Lucy Locket method of re-styling my own clothes.....................
Hmmmm, not quite the result I was after even though Mr Locket tried his very best and didn't complain that he was being made late for work.
Do you think it would have been better to take the t-shirt off first before cutting the sleeve???