Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sew Fun!

A month and a half or so ago, some sisters in our ward offered to teach a basic sewing class. I was very interested and excited to learn how to follow a pattern and well, the basics of sewing.

Today, I finally finished my first project, using a pattern. Another sister in our ward was giving away material, and so the total cost of this dress was $1 - the cost of the pattern. It is too big for the girls at the moment - but will be fun for them to grow into. They are already fighting over who's dress it is. I do have enough material left over to make a skirt - so they can match, but not be twins.Since I had the pink thread in the machine, I decided to make another burp cloth. I had bought this material for a receiving blanket for baby, but didn't like how it washed up - so I made burp clothes instead. I must say, my skills are improving - most of my lines are straight on this one! :)
Thanks to all who have been patient in my learning - very helpful sisters!!

6 comments:

Monica said...

I want to sew a dress for Lily some day :) Yesterday I did my first sewing since she was born and I barely remembered how to thread my machine haha

Jamie said...

So impressed with your sewing. I'd like to think one day I might take it up too. (Ha ha, right!!)

I'm so jealous that you are so close to your due date. Hope you're not feeling too miserable. :)

Jill Bowcutt said...

Schmolls! It's been a while since I've spied on your blog. I didn't know you were having another baby! How exciting! Hope all goes well with the delivery and the whole 3 kids bit. Sounds scary :)

Pratt Family said...

Good job on improving your sewing skills...the finished projects look great. Sorry to hear your laboring weekend of cleaning didn't bring a new baby. Hang in there--she'll come when she's ready.

MTMcGee said...

That dress is so cute!! I need someone to teach me the basics.

Pead Family said...

I had no idea that you were having another baby, where have I been? And another girl ha? Wow, that is wild. Good luck, I hope all goes well! Any names picked out yet?