Miss Abigail has finished the "ladybug" outfit for her 4-H sewing project. I think it turned out so well! She really looks darling in it and I’m just as proud as I can be. She did such a beautiful job on the sewing. It seems like everything that came after the collar was so much easier! Even the sleeves went in pretty well. We bought a special foot to help with the top-stitching and the machine did a splendid job on the buttonholes. The buttonholes were Abigail’s favorite part. She kept saying “Wow! I love this machine. Look mom, no hands!” Someday, maybe I’ll teach her how to make buttonholes the old-fashioned way.
Miss Abigail will enter the whole outfit, along with the pattern and instructions, in our county 4-H Clothing Contest, to be judged on construction and following the pattern. Hopefully, it will be passed on to the District contest, where Abigail will model it and the outfit will also be judged on appearance. In August, she’ll enter it in the County Fair. We are both relieved to have this project completed and I’m delighted that she has made so much progress in her sewing skills.