Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Getting my sewing on!

I started this summer with a LONG list of sewing projects.. some got done.. others are still just patterns in my mind :) but slowly, ever so slowly they will get done! 

When I first got my sewing machine I started on some projects for my niece Lyric (who was not born at the time) these are the project's I've done for her:

A banner for her baby shower and birthdays or whatever Holly wants to use it for :)

This is a bad picture but some onesies were done. I didn't get a
picture of all of them individually :(

And my favorite.. The two stuffed owls. They turned out SO well! I loved them!
So for the first few months of my machines (I haven't decided on an appropriate name quiet yet!) life with me was all about Lyric! But finally I started doing something for myself! I made a couple of dresses. Two were just plain black swimming suit cover-ups for our time in Mexico and on the boat. I don't have pictures of either unfortunately. One of them worked SO well.. the other was a bust! 
BUT I had a dream of making a maxi dress. I thought about it for a month or two and then one day I was in Downeast Outfitters with Kim and we were talking and I had a sudden inspiration as she was trying on a maxi dress... I had on one of their cropped Half tee's and I said, "What if i just sewed on fabric to the bottom of this! It would be super simple and I wouldn't have to worry about a top!" 

So....... a month later...... I finally bought fabric and started...
It wasn't as simple as I thought.

But after much pinning.. unpinning.. repinning. and sewing I got it done. Here is the finally product. (sorry for the bad pictures.. I'm still learning, bear with me!)
The front

Close up. notice the sash?

Back

Side view
I think I have the sewing bug! Sometimes I wish that's all I ever did, and then their are other times I'm glad I have a teaching job to worry about! The dress was such a success that I'm in the process of making one almost identical for my sister. I also have two skirts that I'm formulating in my mind and a dog bed for Bronco... This next week will be busy but it will help pass the time that Brandon is at A.T (annual training). 

6 comments:

  1. I'm linking up to this party!http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/

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  2. I love the dress!!!!! You did such a great job. If I lived closer I might beg you to make me one too!

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  3. Thank you!! It was pretty simple once I thought it all the way through in my mind :)

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  4. Such a pretty dress! Great job!

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  5. You look great! I LOVE the dress, and the pink owl? DARLING!!

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  6. Thank you! the pink owl was my favorite! super easy too!!

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