Monday, March 10, 2008

First Sewing Project

Well, I finally did it! After owning a sewing machine for over 6 years, I finally sewed my first outfit - a little pillowcase dress for Grace! It all started with a "sew simple" class at one of our local fabric boutiques. It was a 2 hr. class. I thought it would be fun, so I signed up and talked one of my dear friends into going with me. Let's just say I was the first person there and the last to leave. After 5 hours, I finally finished the dress! Well, almost. I still haven't added the green polka dotted ric rac trim to the bottom, but after 5 hours even the instructor was ready for me to leave! I should have known the "sew simple" wouldn't really apply to me since my only other sewing project was two little burp pads and those took about 2 hours to complete (with mom's help mind you). I have new found respect for all the wonderful boutique designers on etsy and ebay and at the rate I'm going with sewing, they will continue to earn my business for a long, long time.


TaDa! Creations said...

I love seeing your picture. you look so young!!! I think it's great that you are trying your hand at sewing, it's such a fun little hobby. But selfishly I don't want you to get too good at it. hehehe Your dress looks really sweet and now she has something that her Mommy lovingly made for her. She will treasure it when she is older (believe me I know!). :)

Jessica said...

Thanks for the compliment, Angel! Ha, ha, don't worry about the sewing. It will be many, many years 'till I can say with confidence I know how to sew. By the way, did I tell you the dress is like 2 sizes too big???!!! ~Jessica