S: Emily's Great Idea
BC: Merry Christmas 2010
FC: Emily's Great Idea by Aunt Cathy
1: Merry Christmas! Love, Aunt Cathy | 2010
3: Meet Emily. She lives with her dad, mom, two brothers and two-and-a-half sisters. Emily loves spending time with her family.
4: One of the special things about Emily is that Emily loves clothes. She loves to wear clothes and she loves to design them. But she has never made an outfit of her own.
5: One day, Emily had an amazingly brilliant idea!
6: It was time for a trip to New York City... the fashion capital of the world! Emily just knew that she would be able to make the best outfit NYC had ever seen.
7: So Emily bought a plane ticket and was soon speeding off to NYC!
8: Emily was SO excited when she arrived! She walked around looking at the tall buildings. She saw people in suits and people dressed like clowns. People were a little different in NYC. She ate a hot dog for lunch from a man who had a little stand on the side of the road. It was yummy! Then Emily decided it was time to start making her new outfit.
9: Emily saw a nice lady and her husband getting in a taxi, and asked them where she could fin a clothing store in NYC. She invited Emily to share the taxi and took her right to the fashion district!
11: The stores were amazing! Emily went to shop after shop and found some of the most beautiful clothing she had ever seen. | Emily wanted to buy everything she saw. But she didn't.
12: After looking at so many pretty dresses and shoes, Emily finally knew what she wanted her special outfit to look like..
13: She took her idea to a dressmaker's shop to be made.
14: While she waited, Emily wandered around the sewing shop. There were people sewing dresses and other people making suits. One nice lady even let Emily help sew a seam on one of the dresses!
16: Finally, the outfit was done! The dressmakers boxed up the new clothes and gave them to Emily. "Thank you!" she called as she headed out the door.
17: Emily took her packages outside and headed for Central Park. That would be a good place to look at her brand-new clothes!
18: And Central Park was amazing!!! | Emily could have spent a whole day in the park. | But it was time to show off her great idea! | Emily laughed to find a park in the middle of a city.
19: As night fell, Emily took her designs back into the city. She went to one of the fanciest stores in NYC: Bergdorf-Goodman. When she got there, she put on her new outfit and marched into the manager's office. "Hi, I'm Emily and this is my design," she said. The manager loved it! He asked Emily to design more clothes for his store.
20: Emily's NYC Designs
21: Before she went back home, Emily designed many outfits for a new children's line at Bergdorf-Goodman. It was so exciting to see people buy the clothes she had designed! But before long, Emily started to miss her family. As she got back on the plane to Ohio, she smiled so widely that her ears hurt. She had bought presents for her sisters in NYC... and she'd designed them herself! The End.