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a very long wait | phoenix children’s portrait photographer

Isabella has wanted to take sewing lessons for as long as I can remember. She asked for the lessons on her 5th, 6th and 7th birthday – but the minimum age is 8. Since she was turning 8 this year, she knew she was old enough – at last – to start her sewing career.

Her grandmother made sure she signed her up for the sewing class as close to her 8th birthday as she could. And she gave her a sewing basket to put all her supplies and some cool zebra fabric to be used to make the pillow case at her first class.

Isabella was soooo excited. She loves to sketch little outfits and really wants to learn to sew so that she can make her designs come to life. She sprang out of bed Saturday morning – ready for her first lesson. Gabby was so cute, she said to Isabella “You have been waiting for this your ENTIRE life!” I almost cried.

Grandma took her to Joanne’s but wasn’t allowed to stay in the classroom. I guess little kids probably get distracted with parents/grandparents around. Three hours later, Isabella had made her very own pillowcase. Oh my was she excited! She had a smile from ear to ear, she was so pleased with herself. She used a sewing machine all by herself and the pillowcase came out great. Next class: pajamas pants.

Well I guess waiting her entire life was worth it!

Nick T - August 28, 2012 - 4:21 pm

That’s awesome. She might have a career in fashion design. Touching.

Keith - August 28, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Thanks Nick. Fashion design would be great. I hope she enjoys whatever she choses to do with her life more than anything though.

Caroline Barkley - August 28, 2012 - 9:57 pm

I was so happy to be able to give her a gift that was so meaningful to her. I am so proud of her (better stop here or I will cry)..

Kristen B - August 29, 2012 - 12:30 am

I love this SO much. How wonderful to have such passion, and PATIENCE at her age. What a gift already. And sewing IS pretty great. I can’t wait to see how she progresses!

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