Sunday, January 31, 2010


If I had to pick my favorite part of any sewing project I would have to say it's picking out fabric. I love looking at fabric and imagining what cute patterns I can find to suit it perfectly. However, sometimes (read a vast majority of the time) I end up with more fabric than I have time to sew. The forecast for Saturday was very cold and rainy, so I decided Ruth Ann and I would stay indoors all day. After I spent some quality time catching up on TV shows I've been saving on the DVR, this stack of fabric began to call my name...


But after washing and ironing all my fabric selections my least favorite part of any sewing project must be completed...cutting out the pattern. Many of you know that twice a month I take sewing lessons. My sewing teacher has a small shop in her backyard and sells the best fabric & patterns for children. She recently went to a fabric show in Birmingham, Al and brought back several cute (& easy) patterns from a stay at home mom who lives just outside of B'ham. The designer of these patterns promised they were quick projects and would only take 2 hours to complete. There were several cute dresses to pick from...this was my favorite...


Several girls in my sewing class thought it looked like a night gown, but I thought it was very cute and I really liked the ties at the shoulders.

I didn't start cutting out my fabric until around 5pm and usually when I cut my fabric I also go ahead and cut from several different fabrics so I can make several dresses at a time. I took a break for supper and to get Ruth Ann ready for bed so I didn't' actually start sewing until around 9pm. And even then I was slightly distracted by the Miss America pageant so 2 hours passed and I wasn't quite finished with my dress, but I was pretty close. The pattern was very easy to follow but I did change a few things according to what I have learned in my sewing classes. Although the sun came out today it continues to be very cold so I spend a little time this morning putting the finishing touches on my's the result...


Isn't it cute! I can't wait to see Ruth Ann wear it this summer. I think it will perfect for the hot summer days in South Carolina!

Here's Ruth Ann checking it out...


She was even ready to put it on to see if it fit!


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Brantley said...

Very cute!!

Auralee said...

Wow, you did a great job! That's impressive.