This morning my younger daughter (aged 10) told me she wants to be a designer. After sketching a couple of skirts and hinting that I could make what she designs, I suggested she tried bags or pencil cases (I'd much rather attempt that than sewing clothes!).
So this is what she came up with this morning:
Before she left for school, I got her to choose the fabrics and notions she wanted from my stash.
And then I set to work!
The purple velvet she chose for her name didn't show up as clear as I wanted against the darkish background, so I did my applique stitching around the edges in white to make it stand out more.
She also found a button that she wanted to add to the bow!
I started out with the back of the pencil case.
But I struggled with the shiny green fabric she'd chosen for the pockets. They ended up too small and not exactly straight.
So I looked in my stash for...a pair of green jeans! and used the back pockets from those instead!
In the end - I was quite pleased with how it turned out. I think I followed her design quite well.
Just hope she likes it when she comes home!
This also reminded me of something that Maya designed and made a few years ago:
This is definitely something I need to encourage more of!
I had a lot of fun with this, and hope that both my girls will design more things to make - and make things for themselves too!
Have you ever made things that your kids have designed? Or got them to make things for themselves?