...means your mother (or father, as the case may be!) will invariably say, "I can make something like that!" when you mention some store-bought item your friends have. This time, in anticipation of the first lost tooth, I made this:
This was a pattern from a Pine Mountain kit that I stitched up last year as part of the Smalls SAL. Since the tooth in question is probably within a few days of falling out (!!!), I figured I needed to get cracking on this! The little bag isn't perfect, but I think it is cute. The front is a bit taller than the back, and the front edge is curved because I forgot to account for the height of the crown when I started sewing the lining to the bag. And the side seam pulled apart a bit - darned opalescent fabric - so I hand-stitched a bit to reinforce the seam. It probably won't last forever, but it will serve its purpose, and that's what matters. We've convinced the Little Person that when she finally loses the tooth, she needs to hang the bag on the OUTSIDE of her bedroom door - thereby making things easier for the fairy.