Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sewing With Emma

Emma is my 11 year old granddaughter, and we love spending time together sewing.

She made most of this cute summer dress by herself.

She used a quilting cotton I had in my stash and this pattern.

This next one is a refashion I did using a long sleeved knit top of her's.  I cut off the sleeves and added narrow bands;  and added a skirt to make a cute summer dress.   I don't have a picture of her in this.

Next up is a sleeveless top:

I used this pattern:

I love this new dress I just finished for her.

I used McCall's 6923 for the bodice and McCall's 5042 for the shirt portion.  It's a simple sleeveless bodice with a half-circle shirt and has a zipper up the back.  I used a facing on the neckline and self-fabric bias binding on the armholes.

I'm happy with the fit and how cute it looks on her.  And most importantly, she likes it.


  1. Oh... she is only 11 years old but already made a pretty dress for herself! I am impressed! I love the fabric color and she looks so cute on her dress.
    Also love to see other dresses, especially the last one is so beautiful in both fabric and pattern. Well done, Beverly! I hope you have a wonderful time with your granddaughter :)

  2. She is as cute as a button. Her work is so neat and I know you feel honored to have opportunities to sew with her. My granddaughter will be 9 soon. I've given her my old machine. I can't wait to enjoy sewing with her.

  3. Hi Beverly
    Such cute, simple tops and dresses. I especially like the summer dress from Mccalls 6923. I have the same pattern and would also
    like to make it without a zipper. Did you alterate the pattern by not having to put the zipper in?
    Thanks for the tip!
    Your grandaughter looks cute, and what a nice job she did! She's lucky she has you to teach her.

  4. How wonderful that you and Emma are able to share your love of sewing! The dress she made is great, and so are all of the other garments you made for her.