I'm starting to panic. My littlest girl isn't so little anymore. She's five now, you know, and that means no more baby girl clothes, which is kind of painful for me to swallow.So far all my kids still like it when I sew for them and ask, when I'm on my hands and knees cutting patterns and fabric, "Who is that for?" secretly (or not so secretly) hoping that it's for them.
When Clover started preschool last year I decided I was going to make an outfit to go along with the letter of the week each week, and then we moved mid-year and she had to wear a uniform of sorts which included no light-up or noisy shoes (which wasn't really a problem for us per se, but doesn't that take the fun out of preschool when you can't wear footwear of your choice?) and not even jeans.
She had to wear the school t-shirt with solid pants or skirt.
That's right, no STRIPES allowed. Obviously this put a kink in my sewing ambitions. And in Clover's style.
So, I surrendered, knowing that come Kindergarten, I could start cooking up my alphabetical sewing stew once again.
And then I thought maybe now and again I'd let the other kids in on the fun and make some things for them as well. You just never know with me. Unpredictable is my middle name.
There is a huge amount of room for interpretation and fun for this series, I know there are so many people out there with grand ideas as well, I want everyone to participate.
If you can't do it one week, no sweat, just jump in now and again when you're able. You don't need the whole alphabet to say most things anyway ;)
and it doesn't have to be practical or obvious (like i week, that was a bit of a stretch).
We will start in mid-August, so you have plenty of time to at least get a bit of a jumpstart.
I will set up a flickr group for everyone to add their photos, or do you prefer a linky list?
Meanwhile, "Alphabet Sewing Series" is rather boring. Are there ideas for what we should call this series?