Alissa came home this last week with a note that she needed a pioneer outfit for the 4th grade play that they are preforming in 2 weeks. There were a couple of options, one being that we would provide a pattern and material and someone else would sew it together. The other option was to make one ourselves. With my work schedule my first choice was to send a pattern and material to school and let some one else sew it. Dave on the other hand decided to mark the option to make one ourselves. So we were off to hunt down a pattern for a pioneer outfit. After locating a pattern it was time to get the material to make what we needed.
When we asked Alissa what color of skirt and bonnet she would like to have she said "pink, the pioneers wore pink!" So pink it is! We were able to find a pretty pink floral that was a smaller print with the perfect pink solid to coordinate the apron. Alissa was soooo excited!
This morning I set out to make the pioneer costum. Haley (who got a sewing machine for Christmas) really wanted to help so I decided to let her put together the skirt. Without a pattern but with a little guidance from Grandma Boehner (thanks mom!) Haley was able to sew her first skirt that even included a ruffle! Haley also helped with the bonnet and apron. All the pieces turned out really well and the best part is, is that Alissa is so excited she is constently trying on her new costum.
After the completion of the pioneer costum Haley wanted to put together an apron for herself. Dave and I had picked up some fun fabrics last weekend and Haley had helped me cut out the pattern. So all we had to do is assemble the basic apron.
With a little guidance and support from mom Haley was able to sew her very own apron. It turned out REALLY cute! She is sooo excited that she now has her very apron that she sewed herself!