This is a BIG deal! I have never ever sewed myself something that was even close to fitting. When I was 18 and in college, my roommate (and lifelong friend), Jamie and I bought all the makings for sewing an amazing skirt: fabric that was both cheap and ugly. We then spent an evening attempting to sew these amazing skirts on my big ol' 1970's era Montgomery Ward sewing machine. Not only were the skirts ugly but we permanently broke my machine. Now two things should be going through your mind right now. One: why did Kelly bring a sewing machine to COLLEGE? Great question with a complicated answer involving my attending a very conservative college that banned alcohol and making out. And two: Who is responsible for breaking this historic relic of a sewing machine? Much easier question to answer. Jamie did it. Though she more than paid me back when she came and stayed with us for a week when my twins were newborns. It was a week full of trashy TV and gossip. Just what my overwhelmed post-partum self needed! Sewing machine debt paid. :)
Since this epic attempt at skirt construction, I have sewn my kids some pretty basic items. These little dresses were my first attempt.
|Aww... look at my little babies...|
|Don't hate me for being amazing at modeling. It is a gift.|
I don't love the fabric but I love the fit and how comfy it is. Now this next picture is AWFUL lighting and well, I just had a baby 2 months ago, so I am a LOT bigger than I want to be. But you can see how the back is nice and long.
Check out this awesome cropped version. And here is where you can get your hot little hands on the pattern. It is definitely a pattern I will be reusing. I plan on making the cropped version for layering when I can make it in a smaller size (weight loss motivation!).
That's it for now. We've been having lots of winter fun around here. You know the trinity of winter fun: snow, play dough and paint.
And I'm not the only one excited about the snow.
I plan on being back next week with one hilarious story and one sneak peek at a finished item I will be selling in my Etsy shop this spring! Thanks for reading!