Monday, 1 February 2010

FUTURE DRESSMAKER//QUILTER

"Nana, can I have my sewing box down please?"
"Yes of course, what are you going to do then?"
"I don't know yet"

So down came the box and she rummaged through and found a load of those little 1 1/2" samples you get from quilt shops. She laid them all along the floor and said she was designing something......a dress for her Rabbit!  OK!

So after the designing and drawing of said dress, she got the tray from the kitchen and placed the squares - how I told her to - on the tray, then off we trooped to the sewing room.

Here is what happened next....

You can see Rabbit in the background -
Rebecca is snipping the thread from the thread saver how I told her to,
good girl...


This is called chain piecing Rebecca,
Ok Nana....


You are doing it very well too...


See how quickly it grows without seperating all those little squares...


That's right, get the thread saver ready for the bottom of the row...


I really do not need to be here do I?


Just a few more to go from the tray,
well done,
you understand now why I told you to lay them out as I did, don't you...
Yes Nana...
the four pink squares in the corner are for the straps of the dress...


Is it nearly done yet?


Very nearly Rabbit...


We had to add a few more rows,
the Rabbit was bigger than we thought!!!!


WOW, look at that,
she then proceeded to join the long rows together,
joined the four squares - extended to eight - for the straps
and...


Voila, one dress for Rabbit


Well done Rebecca,
Nana is very proud of you.

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13 comments:

Jasmine said...

Thats so sweet. My nanna taught me tapestry and cross stitch and attempted to teach me to knit. These things, we carry with us. A wonderful gift.

jan said...

Hi Jasmine,
Thank you for your kind message, she loves to get on MY sewing machine, she does have her own at home, but......

Reflections of life and art said...

She's good....she listens to Nana's instructions and she the end result is great...I'm sure rabbit loves the new dress!
I see you've changed the blog again...I like it...tho I did like the envelope purse up there earlier too...that is such a neat idea...I remember when the clutch purse was in!

Cal said...

So nice that you are passing along the knowledge, and she seems to really get the knack of it too!

Rosa-Munda said...

Well done Rebecca, what a wonderful patchwork dress you made for your rabbit.
Jan, you must feel very proud!!
Ros

Anonymous said...

That's so cool, Reb! Isabella is itching to have a go later now I've shown her...wish me luck! :)
Fiona.

Anonymous said...

Wow..... clever girl, Rebbecca, . My Gran taught me to sew,embroidery, crochet, etc .. when I was little .... a wonderful time

joanx ....

maggi said...

I just love the intense concentration on her face. The rabbit looks really cute now.

jan said...

Hi Fiona,
I hope Isabella got on alright, am sure she would you are a good teacher for her....

Hey Joan,
I wished I had had a Grandma to teach me things, I am all self taught, no-one knows where my sewing [skills ???] came from.
Jan

searchfamilies said...

Well done to Rebecca, bet she loves time spent with you
Hugs Janice

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

how sweet and great, I wished I would have had a nana to teach me to sew and other things. will you be my nana? I don't have one. or wait, maybe my mom.

Di said...

She is a very clever girl. Well done Rebecca. What a lovely Nana you are my friend.

QuiltandPatch said...

Fantastic Rebecca,you have taught me something now!