I'm teaching a little sewing class tomorrow. I'm going to be helping some of the girls in my ward sew these little shirred dresses.
I already passed out a materials list with instructions on how to cut the fabric so they'll all (hopefully) be ready to go when they show up. I even included this totally awesome diagram that I made all by myself in Paint so they'd know how to cut their fabric if they're using fabric with a directional pattern.
Anyway, the thing is, I honestly have no idea how to prepare for a sewing class. I mean, set up the sewing machine and cutting area, that's obvious. But... what else? My mom suggested sewing an example dress and having them all watch so they'd know how to do it, but over half the people that come will probably be late and it's impossible to know if waiting around is going to be worthwhile. Any ideas? Do you think I should do the example dress thing? Are there other things that might be good to do? I have no idea.
Also, if you have any great resources for a spiritual thought relating to sewing, self-reliance, or anything along those lines, please leave it in the comments. I'd totally appreciate it.
Oh, and I am wise enough to do this: there will be treats. Healthy treats. Yummy, naughty treats. Treats, treats, treats. With any luck I'll lure them in just like Hansel and Gretel. Minus the whole baking my friends in the oven part.
Thanks in advance for all of your input!