Miss Figgy's Garment School for Girls and Family Paint Night - a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

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A couple of weeks ago I started as a teacher's assistant at Hazel's school. I am working three days but have found my time getting away from me. This of course means less time for crafting. Today I am going to share a sewing book meant for tweens and teens and the one craft I did find time for this week. Hazel's school had a family paint night and Hazel and I went.

The art teacher ran it. She picked a painting with a tree by water because the school motto is Psalm 1:3. We decided to hang them together in the kitchen. I printed out Psalm 1:3 to hang with them so we can remember the scripture as we see our paintings. 

I love these paint nights because they give me a chance of getting a decent painting. Hazel's painting was one of the best I saw of the kids' paintings but I didn't get to see them all. I am happy with how they came out even if they are not as beautiful as the original one. 
Ms. Figgy's Garment School for Girls

Do you have a girl who wants to learn to sew her own clothes? This book is for her. It is Miss Figgy's Garment School for Girls by Shelly Figueroa. The book even has a forward by Amy Butler. If you do not know Amy Butler, she is a famous fabric  and pattern designer. The book begins by talking about different types of fabric and fabric vocabulary. Next Figueroa discusses the various sewing supplies needed. Then comes the sewing vocabulary and basics like seams and hems and how to measure oneself. After that comes information about patterns and how to use them and understand them. Then comes the fun part--the projects!! There are six sections of projects: Tank Tops, Dolman Top, Skirts, Dress It Up with altering the pattern, Make It Causal, and Accessorize It.  Each section has two to three projects in it. 
The projects are easy and the instructions are easy to follow. The projects are simple but cute. 

The patterns are at the end of the book. There is also a glossary and a resource page. 

The book includes instructions for tops, skirts, dresses, pajamas, a clutch, a headband and a belt. I love how it gives girls independence to make their own clothes in their own style. I also love the idea of making clothes that are simple and not so grown up as many of the stores sell. 

I hope you will check this book out as well as some of the other great books at C&T Publishing! You can check out some of our reviews of their other books here

It is time to see what you have been creating! Thank you to everyone who shared with us last party. Last week I featured some of the beautiful Easter crafts shared at our last party as well as at Sharing Saturday. Be sure to check it out if you missed it! Below are a few of the features from our party. Please remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!!  Also don't forget to link up all your diverse and cultural posts at Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop!  I can't wait to see what you have been creating!!


1) From Life Sew Savory: Convertible Purse/Backpack Free Sewing Pattern

2) From LiliaCraftParty: Violet Cowl Pattern Perfect to Start Spring!

3) From Raji's Craft Hobby: Sunburst Spring Coaster

4) From Rain on a Tin Roof: DIY Ottoman Coffee Table

5) From Create and Babble: DIY Wooden Quilt Square Tray

6) From Duct Tape and Denim: My Boho Paint Finish on a Jewelry Cabinet

7) From Refresh Living: Modern DIY Spring Wreath from an Old Charger

8) From The Handyman's Daughter: DIY Wall Sconce 

9) From The Scrap Shoppe: DIY Globe

10) From Bombshell Bling: Minecraft Birthday Party

11) From Happy Mothering: How to Make the Ultimate Sinus Relief Soap

12) From The Kindest Way: Cinnamon Coffee Salt Body Scrub

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!