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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Homeschooling High School:Home Economics Project

For her first semester of High School, Chelsea decided she wanted to do Sewing for Home Economics (cooking will be next semester.) She has taken a few sewing workshops with 4-H over the last couple of years which has increased her sewing skills quite a bit. She has made pants, a shirt, a bag, a pillowcase, stockings, and several items from the Home Furnishings Workshop that was right before school started this year. For her project, I asked her to decided what she would like to make and she decided to try to make a dress for Lily since she had never made a dress before. Over the summer we picked up a pattern and all of the supplies while we were visiting my parents' house since our Walmart no longer carries fabric or sewing pattens. I wanted her to complete this project by December 1st and she could work on it whenever she wanted to as long as it was finished by the deadline. Well, Chelsea is a bit of a procrastinator and waited and waited to get started on this project. Every week on her assignment sheet it would be there as a reminder, but she still waited. Finally in November she started working on the dress. Once she got going she did a really good job. There were a few things she learned on this project that she had never done before, like sewing pleats and applying interfacing, that she can add to her list of sewing skills. She completed the project on time and it turned out really well. As you can see by the photos that Lily really likes it too!


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