Friday, April 24, 2009

Thanks to Sewing 9...

Way back in Grade 9 (or 9th grade for all you Americans) I chose Sewing 9 for an elective course. Oh the beautiful outfits I had planned to make in all those great 1990 styles, if only I had pictures... My dreams were crushed when my mother was the one to choose the patterns and fabric.
I started with a great mid-calf corduroy skirt with an extra wide waste band and to top it off, thick straps. Man was it gorgeous! Oh, and it was burgundy corduroy!
The next outfit I attempted was a very fashionable one piece jumper. This fashion statement had balloon sleeves AND legs, with cuffs at the end, in a coordinating color of course. But the crown and glory of this outfit was the sailor collar, with satin ribbon and lace trim - GORGEOUS!
Unfortunately, neither outfit made it out of the closet after being graded. For some reason I was way too cool to wear them, I think it was the ankle cuffs.
Anyway... at the end of the school year I was surprised to be named "Sewing 9 Student of the Year" in the awards assembly. I was sitting near my sister Jana (a senior at the time) when my name was called and I was instantly surrounded by the jeers of her and her upper class friends. Apparently it is not the most desirable award to win... It was a great day, and the last day of my sewing years.
But you will all be glad to know that I have rekindled my love/hate relationship with sewing. Fabric stores are so much fun to peruse and imagine what I can create ... only I have only done a limited amount of creating.
This is what I came up with today ... why are little girls more fun to sew things for? We have family pictures coming up and I think I will base all the outfits around this little skirt.

9 comments:

RN 4 Kids said...

oh I love love the skirt!!! I need one in a kids' size 5, ok? I can make tutus...but that skirt looks way over my head!! Love the mis-matched fabric...too cute!

Eliza said...

So adorable!

The Nielson Family said...

Oh, I wish you had some pics--i would have loved to see that sailor outfit :). That skirt really is adorable--can't wait to see her in it!

Elena said...

Love them! Can't wait to see some pictures to go with them. And I'm with Lindsey - where are the pictures of the awesome grade 9 outfits? C'mon!

Dana said...

Love the skirt Kara! It's so cute!!

TL said...

So so cute, I can't wait to see those on your cute daughter and I am anxiously awaiting a photo of you modeling that 1990's jumper! :) Make sure when you go up for your brother's graduation you look for it in all the closets. How funny, I ended up taking sewing in 9th grade too but instead of fancy outfits (like the ones you've described) I made an autograph puppy, needless to say I was not the sewing student of the year! :)

Michelle said...

Kara, they turned out so cute!! Will you help me?

Jennie Stephens said...

are you taking orders for the skirts? BEcause I want 2!!

Jana Jensen said...

WEll if I wanted one it would be in a much larger sz than 2 so I will pass but darn if it isn't very cute. I will pass on to Mrs Whidden that the award all those years ago was appropriately awarded and was not given in vain. Keep up the good work.