Monday, May 16, 2011

Another Sunday Dress Post

Please don't kill me.  I don't mean to be boring and predictable but I have made  a few more skirts and a full on dress...Before I go on let me just set the stage...Late Saturday night I decided it would be so fun for all of the girls in my family to wear something to church that I made.  I stayed up late stitching Emily's dress and I have to say it was worth EVERY DARN SECOND!!!!

Let me present to you...a dress made by..ME..for Emily late Saturday night.....



This is the same dress that I made Lucy and Priscilla last week except this has a waistband..which I LOVE...



Priscilla wore this dress which is a simple peasant style dress.   This pattern you can get off this amazing website called www.thehandmadedress.net .  It is the Madeline dress pattern.  My friend Karen opened up my world when she shared the website www.youcanmakethis.com with me.  They have lots of patterns that are simple to follow and great for beginners.

Let me just clarify something about my sewing.  When I say it is simple that means it is so simple you can do it hands down no problem.  I can only sew simple right now.  I have still impressed myself with myself. 

 None of these pictures would be possible without my friend Karen who has so generously shared her knowledge and love of sewing with me.  Now would be a good time to insert a picture of Karen, but I have yet to take my camera to any of our sewing lessons because all I can think about is sewing....


And this is what I wore..I made this skirt.  I out in the zipper and the waistband..can you imagine???  I made the skirt a tad to short for my comfort level...but in the winter with boots and tights I can see myself LOVING this length...

And what did Molly wear you are asking yourself???  Well..look at this little skirt I whipped up Sunday morning while 4 of the 5 were bathing...



Guess what this is..a $3 valance from Target that I sewed a seam in and threw in an elastic waistband...
OK..I wanted to give you tons more details because I know you must be dying to know my every thought on these skirts...but Priscilla is calling me from her crib right now saying, "Mama, I want you!!!"  She wants me..how cute is that. So simple ...so honest.  My in detail examination of my skirts must wait another day, or two, or three....

4 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous! You're really making want to get a sewing machine...and learn to sew!!

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  2. I love the pretty fabric you're using!

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  3. I am curious what books you used to get started and what machine you have. I have always wanted to sew more and never knew how to get started. BTW. Our families are exactly opposite. I have 4 boys and one girl right in the middle. We have been homeschooling for 3years. I took my oldest out of catholic schools after 1st grade and it has worked out for us. I really enjoy reading about your family, especially since you in a neighborhood that I am very familiar with.

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  4. those are adorable! i'm pulling out my sewing machine :) great work! i especially LOVE the adorable paisley skirt :) anna

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