Thursday, June 23, 2011

Camp Sew 'N' Sew 2011

Camp began its third year of operation at St. Aidan's bright and early Monday morning. Actually I guess it really began on Sunday afternoon when we teachers set up the room. We are now headed into the last day, tomorrow. It has been a whirlwind tour of sewing. I think/hope everyone had fun. I've sure had fun. Of course, it always ends with me thinking, how can I make it better next year? But more on that later...

Cell phone cover
Monday began with a super project from teacher Doris. Look at how cute it is! Two 10" squares of quilt fabric, one 10" square of batting, trace the house shape, stitch, trim, turn, press. Then top-stitch, stitch closed at bottom, turn press, apply stick-on hook and loop tapes. They loved it. OK, we had them all hooked on sewing with this fab project. Way to go, Miss Doris!
Then we started the big projects. Girls had two views from Butterick 5613 to select - one with a dropped waist and pleats, one with gathers and a sash belt. Both views have zippers. Our one boy student worked on pull-on PJ pants. They practiced a lapped zipper. Then only 4 of the 11 girls decided to insert zippers - 3 with the pleats and one with the gathers. ALL the others opted for elastic waists in their skirts. In between working on their skirts/pants, they worked on other projects, including another fab project prepared by Miss Doris:
They have mostly completed their main projects - skirts or pants. Here are some finished pull-on skirts:
Rock out, sewing sista's

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