I always imagined that when I had a daughter we would spend hours crafting together and it would be all sunshine and lollipops. Up until the present it has been anything but. My daughter is VERY concerned about what her Momma thinks and any comment that corrects her makes her freeze up which sucks any fun out of the project in question. Lately though, this has been changing as she realizes that I’m just trying to help her learn how to do things the correct way (aka MY way ;) and we were recently able to make a Barbie dress! Huzzah!
We used scraps of the pretty print lawn that I used to make this blouse and a Vogue pattern that I picked up ages ago for just this moment which features Barbie clothes inspired by the 1940s! How perfect is that?
We had a lot of fun making this dress and I had a lot of fun teaching her about fabric grain, the importance of seam allowances and not striving for “perfect.” I look forward to sewing the rest of the outfits with her soon!