I love to sew. Â There is something quite wonderful about sewing something for your daughter.Â When I was pregnant, I hoarded vintage children’s patterns like a crazy person.Â Oh, the darling cute vintage adorableness that I was going to swath my sweet child in! Quick and cute patterns that were a great training ground for trying out different sewing techniques that I would later try on myself. Â Every year I would start out with a long list of projects for my girl.Â But by the time I finished making these sweet little skirts, dresses etc, she would barely be able to fit in them. Sigh, that growing child thing can be such a bummer.
I did have a few bits of success.Â A skirt here:
A sweater there:
A crazy orange princess dress that nearly drove me to drink:
But then I decided to get real and make her this little bit of cuteness:
Out of this super cute fabric I bought and the result. THIS!Â Gorgeous isn’t it?Â I mean, c’mon. I LOVE it so!
But does she? Nope. Not even close. I got her to approve the fabric and the pattern but actually getting her to wear it? NO DICE.Â She started to cry when I asked her to put it on. Like big wet tears and a complete temper tantrum as I tried to cram her into this blasted little smock. Even promises of candy and watching all the Peppa Pig AND Sofia the First AND Olivia for the rest of the night couldn’t make her wear it.
So, I ask you fellow sewers out thereâ€”how the heck do you get your kids to wear the clothes you slave over? Seriously? Any tips, tricks, or suggestions?
Help a sewing mama out!