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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Here it is....my 'crafty' project....

I have been inspired. I read blogs of SAHM's who have 10 kids and are making their own baby food, cooking 10 course meals for dinner, whipping up a chocolate souffle for dessert and are sewing their own clothes in between. I think these ladies must live in the middle of no man's land and there must be nothing else to do. But here in NY, we are always on the go. Well, I have a sewing machine that I got many years ago from the hubby. I wanted it. I swore I was going to learn to sew. I kept practicing and did a few throw pillows and even a pair of curtains. Then I had kids and in the closet it went. So I decided to dust it off last week.

I am always reading my friend Allie's blog and she is an amazing seamstress. She makes clothes for herself and her daughter. I was on a mission to take my sewing machine and make something I could actually wear. I went to the fabric store and found some fabric to make a sundress. The fabric was only $4. Here it is......




Okay....don't get too excited. I really did make it but it was easy. The fabric was already rouched at the top so all I did was hem it and sew a seam down the side to keep if from falling off of me!! It is really not that good close up, but hopefully no one will be that close to me to see that the hem is crooked. I was so proud I went back and bought more fabric and made another one. I also signed up for a sewing class at my local library. I am hoping to really get better and maybe even make some other garments. I will keep you all posted. I will be taking sundress orders via email...LOL!



5 comments:

The Wilson's said...

too cute! awesome job:)

Allie said...

Ahh! Those are ADORABLE! You look great! Aren't those dresses perfecct for this hot summer weather?!
And THANKS for the plug!
I can't wait to get back to my regular sewing... ie: not quilts, pillows or curtains! Anyways, talk at you later! Hopefully sooner than later...
Allie

Nic said...

I am super impressed! I made Nut a tutu for her Halloween costume last year and tried to be lazy and Liquid Stitch the elastic for the waistband together. PS, doesn't work. I wound up having DH sew it together for me.

Those dresses are super cute, I loooove the longer length one!

ajmdld said...

great dresses jenn!

Nicki Woo said...

Absolutely adorable! I want one! I think I'm gonna try this one for me and my brood. Thanks for the great idea, if I make one I'll link back up to your blog, but it might be few weeks. Anyway, love your blog, I'm following, stop by my place if you get a minute.

http://www.nickiwoo.com