My daughter has been taking clothing and textiles at school for the last couple of years. She gets very frustrated with the projects her middle aged teachers get her to complete and the time it takes to complete relatively simple projects. Courtz has been wanting to make a sweatshirt for quite some time now, but until recently it would have involved too much intervention from myself which often results in frustration for both of us. After school on Friday we visited the fabric shop and she chose her fabric and yesterday we both cut it out based on a rtw sweatshirt she loves the fit of and her brothers school sweat she liked the fit of the neck of. The applique on the front was based on a popular brand she likes and the fabric is a remnant I have had in my stash since she was little, bought to trim some toddler overalls with and never used. She left the applique with a raw edge to weather in a style that is popular in rtw clothing. She took her time and overlocked all of the seams and topstitched them down as well. She is very pleased with the results, claiming it is her biggest success yet, although I beg to differ as I am pretty pleased with the beautiful appliqued bag she made me for Christmas. Courtz cannot believe that something that would take her a whole term in class, actually only took a few hours to complete at home. I wouldn't mind betting we make another visit to the fabric shop this week for more fabric for another sweat.