I wrote yesterday about my desperate lack of sewing time, and how I have done nearly no sewing for my SWAP, yet somehow today, after school, I managed to make my daughter a rashie top and board shorts. These were not remotely on the horizon until 3.30 pm today. How does this happen? (I just saw that I did not actually manage to post yesterday, as it is still sitting in the draft folder :( )
It is the grin that does it. The grin was preceeded by moans and wails about no longer caring for her long-sleeved rashie, as this is now rather elderly, and the arms have stretched past her hands, making her look extremely uncool in front of her friends at school swimming lessons. Her current boardies, apparently are also uncool, being non matching.
I added in seam trim from the rashie fabric to the new boardies, and used a machine embroidery stitch at the hem. I think these do not match, but my daughter selected the fabrics and assured me that they are now perfect. Who am I to argue? I think she should learn to sew very soon. Although she is becoming rather accomplished at cups of tea and bringing in the washing - a good deal for me really!