NEWS: Mother, daughters bond while sewing clothes for dolls




Emily and Jen Burker flipped through the pages from their fashion look book for dolls, pointing out one-of-a-kind designs and exclusive dresses made for family and friends.

 Every outfit has a name and a back story. They paused and giggled at the picture of "The Shepherdess," a baby shower gift they made for the pregnant wife of their church's pastor. Here, the story was that "The Shepherdess" was wearing a brown, green and yellow shepherd's frock and the guest of honor was expecting a girl.

"All the gifts were pink!" said Jen, a 16-year-old junior at Clear Spring High School.

When work schedules get hectic and after-school commitments begin to pile up, this family turns to sewing to help them decompress.

And there's an added benefit with each stitch. "It brings us closer," Jen said... [read on!]



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Comment by iluvmysix on January 14, 2011 at 7:50am
Love this!  I have 15 and 13 yo dd and the only sewing we have done together has been for 4H, and unfortunately, the pressure of sewing for a judge seems to have taken all of the fun out of it for them.  Now they have no interest in sewing at all.  My 9 yo dd has asked about sewing so I REALLY need to let her "play" with it so she can learn to have fun with it and not stress!

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