Start them sewing early!
Here’s my daughter Gabby and a couple of friends spending a few hours during the school holidays with Bernadette Doherty.
Bernadette was kind enough to run a three and a half hour class for the girls – just enough time to give them a taste and to learn how to sew up a top. Bernadette got them to try out McCalls 5050 pattern – view A without the elastic under the bodice and the girls chose to leave out the elastic around the sleeve hem. With a few simple instructions and explanations from Bernadette, the girls got right into it…
….and a couple of enjoyable hours later – voila! Three lovely girls in three lovely tops.
The girls had a wonderful day with Bernadette and really enjoyed working in her great studio. Best of all was how impressed they all were with their first efforts in top making. I know Gabby has worn her top quite a few times since 🙂