Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I can SEW!!!!
Madison got a sewing machine for Christmas and mommy was just as excited for Santa's delivery as Madison was! True, I took sewing classes in home ec classes in high school, but I failed most attempts miserably (Along with all other aspects of home ec class! I saw no purpose for such lessons when I would never be doing any of it. Mrs. Murphy should see me now:-) I just recall becoming very friendly with the seam ripper tool!!!
Now I have a chance to redeem myself. I salivate perusing the craft blogs and all the amazing sewing projects out in blissful blog land. So I decided I must try a few. The nice thing with creating for kids is they are not going to judge your crooked stitches or uneven hemlines. And believe me, I will be making many of both of those along with every other possible mistake you can imagine. But that's okay with me, so don't laugh when you see my children walking around in some very odd clothes made by mom. Just tell me you think it is sweet and charming!
I made this cute t-shirt dress for Nora and am preparing to make Madison one. I still want to add cute embellishments to Nora's purple play dress like fabric flowers or maybe some freezer paper stenciling..... There are MANY flaws to the dress but for a cute hang out dress I think it is cute and I am envisioning summer dresses using old tank tops and such. FUN FUN. HERE are the directions from the fabulous Ruffles and Stuff. She says the dress took 15 minutes to make her, I think it took me 2 hours. Most of that time trying to figure out how to sew a gathering stitch.
I also have made 2 of these crayon/notepad rolls with 1 more on the way. Great little gifts and easy to make. Directions HERE