June 07, 2019 1 Comment on Women's World Cup and Sewing International
So, World Cup Soccer is back! This summer the women's teams are playing to find out which are the best in the world. I am really excited for a number of reasons: 1. I LOVE soccer (playing it, watching it); 2. I am happy to be support and rooting for women all over the world; 3. women's soccer is fun to watch (amazing skill, less rolling around on the ground).
I saw Abby Wambach (famous women's soccer player for the USA - she has scored more goals in professional matches than anyone in the world, including men) speak the other week and I got re-inspired to support women, support women's athletics, and to admire hard work, kindness, and skill. So, my family and I are not only watching, but we are doing another "World Cup Project". We did this last year, but each child picks 6 teams and creates an information sheet with the flag, capital, main religion, official languages, country outline, population, and favorite player. They also pick a typical food from the country, write down the recipe, and we have it for supper that week. The night of their country's meal, they give a short presentation about the country and show us where it is on the globe. It is a fun project and I like that they are thinking of, and identifying with, other places in the world and admiring culture and women athletes.
So, again, this summer I will be watching soccer nearly everyday for the next month. And, again, I am bringing you a list of the countries that we have patterns for clothing typical of that country. A sewing and Folkwear connection that is not typical!
France - 102 French Cheesemaker's Smock
Korea - 141 Korean Han-bok
Germany - 123 Austrian Dirndl (also German)
Spain - 140 Flamenco Dress
Scotland - 152 Scottish Kilts