Is it like this at your house? The (older) kids ask if they can sew something, then they abandon the project after the first 10 minutes. Or you tell them, yeah yeah, go ahead then you find an entire meter of fabric lying injured on your floor with a circle cut out of its middle? My eldest has been asking to make something for Little V for a long time, and after using every excuse in the book (bad mommy, bad mommy) I gave in. Yep, in the middle of a January blizzard I helped my 12 year old make this sundress.
I sewed the tricky parts of the bodice, but she did all the straight lines.
And she added this design element to the pattern we used: ruffles. What two year old would be seen without them?
I suppose my mother/grandmothers had to be infinitely patient teaching me to sew too. In my mind's eye, I completed every project I ever started (hardy har har). You too, huh?