Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sew Determined: March Edition

March's sewing endeavor took me to the edge of my sewing talents.  I chose a simple dress pattern with lots of picture helps for the girls dress patterns.  The first dress I made was Phoebe's (on the right) it went smoothly even though it has a zigzag stitch.  For some reason I was afraid to do this part, I think it was because I was nervous that if I changed any sets on my sewing machine I would never get it to work gain, but it turned out if was SUPER simple to go between stitches. On Cami's dress I think I was over confident in my sewing skills and I messed up both sleeves by sewing them upside down or backwards, etc... all I know that is I probably added 2 hrs on to this dress trying to pick out 9000 stitched I kept doing wrong.  This is luckily a VERY forgiving dress.
To get a bit more practice I decided to sew some spring dresses for our neighbor girls.  I was refreshing to sew these because they went so smoothly and I really started to get good on a more uniform zig zag stitch.  I cut and put together both the red dresses in 4 hrs, where the purple dresses took about 2x as long. 
So look I not only did one sewing project, I did FOUR.
But wait that's not it!  For a bonus sewing project I made book covers from scratch.  One of Phoebe's Easter gifts is her first set of scriptures & case.  I know she is too young for them, but when I taught nursery there was a little boy who always brought in his scriptures and case every week and it was really cute.

2 comments:

Alan, Amber, Emma, and Zachary said...

Those dresses turned out darling! Look at you and your sewing skills! Also, those scriptures covers are darling ... Can I have the pattern to both the dresses and the scripture covers??? PLEASE!

Jason, Charisse, Savannah, Michaela and Lily said...

Good job! I want to make Savannah a scripture cover for her birthday. I want the patterns too!!