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So proud of my DIL!
she never sewed a thing before!
lisalu
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Date: 3/31/11 11:58 AM

My 25 year old DIL grew up as a tomboy and never sewed a thing in her life. She never so much as turned on a sewing machine, ever! Since she had a baby girl last year, I have been making little dresses and she expressed some interest in sewing. A few months ago I gave her this vintage sewing machine that I picked up on CL. It is just like the machine I grew up learning to sew on and still use today. I felt like it was an inexpensive, straightforward machine to learn on - plus it has a cool, vintage cachet about it.


We've talked about sewing lessons but haven't had a chance to do it yet. I have never sat down with her ONE SINGLE TIME to show her how to use that sewing machine. But she wanted to make this little doll like the Olivia character has. I told her I'd help her, but darned if she didn't get out the manual and figure out how to work a 60 year old sewing machine AND figure out how to make that doll just by looking at a picture of it. She has no knowledge of sewing techniques (her idea of making a "pattern" was to draw it directly on the fabric!) She didn't know anything about embroidery - I mentioned to her that the face would have to be embroidered with floss and she went and found directions on how to do it.

This little doll is lumpy and bumpy and uneven, but to me it is BEAUTIFUL! To think that she was so determined that she figured out how to make it with no sewing skills whatsoever just blows my mind. I can't wait to give her some basic lessons and see what she can do!

Oh, and I have four sons- no daughters - so it is a double thrill to me to have someone to teach how to sew.

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Jim (Singer 301), Margaret (Singer 201-2), Betty (Singer 15-91), Bud (Singer 503), Kathy (Singer 221), Liz (Singer 221 Centennial Edition)
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Date: 3/31/11 12:04 PM

What a great story! Thanks for sharing. The doll looks very cute.

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Date: 3/31/11 12:38 PM

You might just have a natural there

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Date: 3/31/11 1:13 PM

Wow--what a great story. Yup, yup, a natural. And I do love the doll.

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That's Gl = for Gloria, not G. I.

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Date: 3/31/11 1:18 PM

Wonderrful story. She did a fine job. Don't forget to hook her up with Pattern Review. If she's this talented, we might be able to learn a thing or two from her

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Date: 3/31/11 3:33 PM

Love it!

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Date: 3/31/11 4:21 PM

Nothing wrong with those boys sewing...

I'm just sayin'.

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Date: 3/31/11 5:22 PM

what a wonderful gift. that little doll. I think she's a natural.

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Ecclesiastes 11:7,8 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. Even if you live to a ripe old age, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. (CEV)

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Date: 3/31/11 5:27 PM

That doll is CUTE and considering your DIL did this by herself on a vintage sewing as her first project...it IS beautiful!!!

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Date: 3/31/11 8:44 PM

So amazing! Now I want that Singer, that doll and a DIL!

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