What is a kit compared to a pattern?
Most patterns come to you via email as a PDF. Yes, that is quick and easy but not always what you want when teaching your child to sew. As dreamy and creative this experience may sound, teaching your child to sew will involve a bit of stress. I've tried to take as much of the stress out of this adventure as possible, so it may be a better introduction to the world of sewing for your child and for you as their teacher.
Why a wrap dress?
- It is a style dress that looks chic on a number of dolls.
- It has a forgiving fit, If the seams are too wide or narrow, it will still look good.
- A first sewing project should not involve sleeves, facings or linings. Later kits will teach the sewing concepts behind each of those features.
- There are many ways it can be embellished I started with the contrasting waistband and yoyo-flower button.
- It can be made with a fat quarter.
Each kit contains;
- A detailed instruction booklet. Color photographs of each step of the process, plus written instructions and a side bar of "Things to think about"
- The pattern pieces. Each piece is on poster board so it can be traced onto the wrong side of the fabric.
- The "Pins and Needles" Booklet contains several darning needles, enough pins and Wonderclips to make the projects.
- Practice material. The dress needs a Fat Quarter of Fabric and is embellished with a contrasting waist band and a YoYo Flower and button. You even get a practice waistband and YoYo Flower. You never know that first practice dress may come out just fine and in that case, your doll will need to wear it.
- The fabric for your real dress, and of course the embellishments.
- Four large snaps and practice machine sewing strips. (Sorry, I forgot to put them in the photograph)
- Email support line, if you still are a bit confused or have questions about changing things up.
All the recipient has to supply is thread, scissors, tape (I'll explain that later) and the doll.