Wednesday, May 14

Sewing Project

I've been whining about my church clothes for some time. Shopping with two small children has not been a whole lot of fun, nor has it often been successful. When I have found something, I don't usually try it on in the store; I just buy it and bring it home to try it on, and then invariably return it, discouraged again. Recently, however, I netted a gain of two dresses! One, though, had only spaghetti strap "sleeves". It would never do as such, but I immediately saw the potential in it if I found something to go over it. So the shopping continued, resulting in nothing. Finally, I decided to resort to an old necessity: sewing. This meant I STILL had to shop for a pattern and material. Finally, after visiting four different stores, I found some beautiful material as well as a rather chic pattern by Simplicity. (I haven't sewn anything for myself in years, and Simplicity has changed a LOT. So I had some surprises on the way, namely in sizing, and was very happily impressed with the pattern I used.) I have fabric left over, so plan to use it to make Daughter a corresponding dress. Here are shots of the finished product, which I am way too proud of. :)


By the way, I'm not sure which pleases me more with these photos: the amazing shots I got with my camera, or the outfit itself. Am I vain, or what?!

6 comments:

Connect 4 said...

It's very cute, so it's OK to be vain...

CP said...

Wow, you are *way* too good at this stuff!

Mother Nature said...

I was looking on the map for Blotanical bloggers in TN and found your blog. You are a great seamstress.

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Nice post....

Jen from Windy Ridge said...

Oh how gorgeous!

monica said...

it's not vanity, it's pride! and you're right to be... gorgeous little thing, if only I had had girls...

sigh.