Mending Makeovers

Miracle Worker Week (the week my parents come to stay and help me work on projects) is in full swing! There is all kinds of insanity going on here! I’m getting excited to be able to show you some “after’s” soon, especially since it feels like I can’t get much of anything done lately, between the child in my womb making me sick, and the child running around the room making messes (not to mention the older two who keep me busy, too). I will admit, though, that I was a little miffed, when on my parents’ first day here, my 8-year-old, off on Fall Break, commandeered her grandma for a whole bunch of her own projects.

First, she brought down this pair of pants that had a big hole in the knee, and wanted them to be patched. I told her since she could wear them during a flood, she had better see if my mom could let down the hem at all, before they would be worth patching. Together, this is what they came up with. To reinforce the fold that had previously been the bottom of the pants, my mom did this fun decorative stitch.
She let Kira choose the fabric and cut out the patch in what ever shape she wanted. Neither my mom or I were thrilled about the turquoise against the denim, until they decided to outline it with the red thread. Then she sewed the cute ruffle on the bottom.
To say Kira was thrilled with the result is an understatement. (Behind her you can see the clutter of my destructive children, and the main project of this visit. Can you see what it will be?)
They also put this cute patch on another pair of jeans. Again, Kira picked the fabric and cut the shape.
And if that wasn’t enough, my mom gave her a sewing lesson as they made (and Kira did most all of the sewing) a cape for a fancy angel doll, Mom had just brought for her. I must say, I was very impressed with Kira’s straight seams, and lack of intimidation of the machine. Maybe she will become a brilliant seamstress, and can do all this stuff for me when my mom no longer can.
So, all in all, I was really glad they did their projects and they turned out great. But now, Kira, it’s my turn!

Fashion Style Etiquette Cardigan Empire

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  1. Cute jeans – love the red and turquoise. My niece is 8 and is so tall & thin. She's outgrown 10 slim/long jeans. Maybe I should recommend this as a temporary solution!

  2. Those are so cute!

  3. Love you blog! And you gotta love Grandmas. We moved away from my parents in San Jose two years ago and when we get together with my mom she caters to my daughters needs and seemingly endless wants (since Grandma is around). She is wonderful.

  4. Those are so adorable! I can sew some things, but nothing like that!

  5. Reachel Bagley, Fashion Consultant says

    Kendra, you have some fierce talents in those hands.

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