Today the girls got on my sewing machine to make their tails because I really did not enjoy sewing their hats for them when it was something they could learn how to do.
I want to help them make their own costumes even if it takes ten times longer and looks odder in the process. And folks, we’ve got one quirky dragon and one quirky dinosaur.
They were ridiculously excited about sewing. First they cut out their tails (I marked out the shape), then they drew and cut out the spines.
I explained the safety rules for sewing, and put my pedal on a box so they could reach it from my knee. I explained to both of them they could control the pedal and/or feed material through, and they both said ” Pedal only.”
They controlled the pedal well. I initially had the sewing machine set to the slowest speed, and Zoey asked for me to make it go faster.
They pushed back on me like G-force was at kicking in. It was cool. So much cooler than me making them solo.