Excerpt from Sewing for Little Girls
It is an easy matter to interest a little girl in sewing if one approach the subject in the right way.
The average mother pays scant attention to her child's play with dolls, not realizing that it is possible to turn the making of the doll's outfit into the most practical of lessons.
While a garment for herself might at first only weary and dishearten the little seamstress, the miniature pieces have a peculiar appeal of their own that will cause her to execute the most perfect kind of work with delight.
The wise woman, therefore, will assist with suggestions about the suitability of the materials to be used, and aid in the laying on of the patterns, the cutting and the fitting, as well as instruct about the actual sewing.
Indeed, with the doll's clothes it is possible to make each article teach some special lesson under the guise of the most fascinating play, while having mother for a friend and helper will be another incentive to neatness.
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