In module #7
With puberty, the children of the 8th grade gain an inwardly experienced understanding of cause and effect and the need to understand how mechanical things work. They are introduced to the sewing machine for the first time. The first project is a pillow. The second projects are pajama pants and shirt. Quick workers may design a zippered bag.
Pattern, fabric, thread, pins, needles, sewing machine (Janome sewing machine, 2001)
This module is all about tailoring. Each participant makes a shirt to fit his or her own body. They take their own measurements and help do the same for other participants. New skills come into play: measuring, fitting, altering the garment, as well as understanding more complex patterns and constructions such as collars, facings, and button holes that require concentration and care to complete. Tailoring is taught in high school.
Pattern, fabric, thread, pins, needles, buttons, sewing machine (Janome sewing machine, 2001)