Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sewing.....

I took a sewing class about 6 years ago.... we made a Tote. I had grand illusions of all the wonderful things that I was going to make. Then I promptly went back to work full time outside the home. The sewing machine sat unused in our office until we became pregnant with Lillian. The office became the nursery and off to the attic went the sewing machine. A month or so ago, I gathered up my sewing machine, and sewing supplies and brought it down, dusted it off and set it up. There it sat for the rest of the month...... I could not remember how to thread the machine or anything..... hehehehe..... I have been looking at all these wonderful little outfits on Etsy and wondering...."Could I make that myself?" I have been hesitant in purchasing the online patterns b/c I have this awful habit of getting the supplies to start a project and things going horribly wrong! That doesn't mean that I don't try..... I am just being cautious. :)

Lily has a pillowcase dress that my best friend made her for her birthday. Sooooooo... I figured that would be simple enough. I did not use a pillowcase though.. just fabric that I had purchased for Tori (oldest daughter) to make pillowcases..... Obviously she was 11 at the time and um.... her taste has changed MUCH over the years! LOL..... I created the pattern and just took my time.... I'm sure that an experienced sewer would have had this finished in an hour and it took me a better part of the day... On and off of course b/c I was not able to work on it while Lillian was awake. :) I did not get frustrated..... (Thank you God! hehe) I am pleased with the results of her little dress... what a confidence boost! I am excited about the next project and just may be able to pull off creating her 2nd Birthday outfit... (December... have plenty of time to practice)

Here is her little dress..... simple.... and don't look to closely at the stitching in some areas.... hehehe.... But, I completed it and she LOVES it! Pictures later with her wearing it!

3 comments:

The Soldatke family said...

Very Cute!! Great 1st project after all this time!! Can't wait to get my sewing machine out, haven't gotten it out since we moved!

Zoe said...

Thanks Jill! :) i bet... hope that you get everything settled soon and you are able to get it out. I love all the photos of "yalls" vacation! :)

Jen said...

You did a great job! I love Etsy, I always feel so motivated to make something after spending way to much time looking at everything. I tried to make a sling to use with Norah, the thread in the bobbin got loose and now it's all stuck in the presser foot, I think it will be awhile before I take out the sewing machine.