Saul, do you remember what the special project is that we’re sewing for today? - Elyse
“For the (next year's) Rainey Room’s dragon costume!” - Saul, 3.8 years
Saul absolutely loves to sew, and we've been thinking a little bit about this upcoming project over the past week or so. Brown Room has been working (since January) on a dragon costume inspired by their experience with the Chinese New Year. They invited Saul, who is also a member of the Brown Room, to sew a scale for the costume.
We also got to share this experience with Lucia, who is part of the Rainey Room B pod on campus. Lucia is also excellent at sewing and arranging her materials on the fabric. Lucia and Saul made a great sewing team.
To begin, we looked at a few photos/images of Chinese dragons.
“I’m adding beads to different beads.” - Saul
“I’m adding beads because it’s good!” - Lucia
“These are beads with tall bottoms and squishy tops.” - Saul
“I have a few of those.” - Lucia
“Now I’m going to add this little silver one.” - Saul
“It (thread) came out of the fishy’s mouth!” - Lucia
“Elyse, I’m going to keep sewing my dragon scales.” - Saul
Your beads remind me of the dragon. - Elyse
“They are the silver ones.” - Saul
I wish I had some of those. - Elyse
“You can get them from the bead supermarket.” - Saul
What to do when you make a mistake.
Observing Costumes and thinking about sharing the scale
Looking backwards and forwards (to Rainey Room)