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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Back to the Sewing Machine!



I love to sew, but it's been a while! I've been wanting to sew again, but it's hard to find the time. I finally dusted off my machine the other day, and volunteered to try a test pattern for Sew Sensible . The designer has really cute patterns, and it felt so good to be sewing again! I turned in my review last night, with pictures, so here they are! The actual pattern is for a top with ties at the shoulder, but as it was a test pattern, it still needed some tweaking in the size department, so I altered it a little bit to make it fit better. I have to pick up some fabric-covered button kits before I can finish it, which is why there are pins instead of buttons. I'm going to put little buttons covered in the contrast material. I must say, the fabric didn't look quite so neon yellow in the shop--darn fluorescent lights! I picked it out quickly--it's VERY bright in person.

I am going to have too much fun sewing for Lillian!


11 comments:

Maria said...

I amazed by anyone that can sew. My mom tried to teach me but it was a no-go. She made so many of our outfits. That's a real talent you have. Cute dress!

Kierstin said...

I am impressed. I have sewed a few things here and there for my girls, mostly in the costume department. I also have altered and mended quite a few things. I just can't bring myself to pull out a pattern. She looks darling though. Keep it up. We'll have to be ready to sew formal dresses in high school since there isn't anything modest these days.

Straight Fancy said...

girl, you've got mad skills!!

shaina said...

Love the little pleats in the front!! Great job!

Eric and Jill said...

Cute dress Sara your talented! I can't believe you find time with four kids I find myself with very little time with three kids!!

Mindy said...

That is really darling and your daughter is way cute too. Nicely done!

Buffy said...

So cute. I love the yellow and the pleats are just darling.

Jean said...

Say, how did you sign up for that? If there are lots of opportunities and it wouldn't be cramping you, I would love to try it out too! Great work, it's darling.

The Reeds said...

So sweet! I love the little dress you made. Girls are so much fun because you can make them the cutest things. I wish there was more to make for little boys.

Buffy said...

I also love the rick-rack. I love rickrack in general. I do everything in my power to help it stage a come back.

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Aimee...two words...YOU ROCK!!