Oh the joys of children growing older, searching for their independence, and getting there own style. Mallory, my oldest, turns seven next month. If you remember she told me a few months ago that she didn’t want to wear anything I make for her unless it’s knit. Well, I’m stubborn I guess. So is she. I showed her this shirt pattern to see if she would wear it. She said yes. I took her to the fabric store and let her pick out her own fabrics thinking this would help me out. I make the shirt and she hates it. Blast. The back closure bugs her and the skirt part is too full (I agree). I didn’t even get a photo of the back. She wanted to take it off asap. At least I’ve learned to not take it personally.
I added to the pattern to make it a tunic length she could wear with leggings in the summer time. Now it’s wadded up in a ball on her bedroom floor. Hopefully this means I’ll never have to worry about her being forced into anything she doesn’t want to do while growing up. Fingers crossed. She came home from school yesterday and asked me if I’d take her to get her haircut. So I did. The hair stylist kept asking me what I’d like and if I thought it looked okay. I just had to keep telling her to ask Mallory. She’s her own person with her own unique style. She’ll tell you whether she likes it or not.
So in conclusion, I’ve decided this little Miss Independent, “I want to make my own choices and have my own style”, is growing up too fast. And you shouldn’t have to wear anything you don’t like. I don’t. So knits and store bought clothes it is. As for this project we decided to chop it off and make it into a skirt. Problem solved.