Okay so that was kind of a long title. Ha! Can you tell I’m excited?!? I sewed! On a sewing machine! Me! :) :) :) It was my 2nd project. In two days. My first project? It took me 8 hours to sew a bib. A bib! Ahhh! 8 hours!! But hey, I used a sewing machine for the 1st time, learned to (kind of) read a pattern, cut out fabric (very badly), use bias tape (again, very badly – and btw, I HATE bias tape. It is an evil invention.), and sewed it all together into a magnificent bib that my child cannot tear off of her body. Wanna see?
Well, it needs some work. I’ll probably attempt to sew another one next week. But, it is reversible! And I like the fabric. I feel like we need to be belly dancing on a beach somewhere when I see it. I don’t know why. And may I say again that I HATE bias tape! Probably not the best pattern to pick for my first attempt at something. But it is held together and I’ve been inducted into the sewing world rather harshly.
Anyway, enough about my hatred of bias tape. I actually think I will avoid it at all costs. Ha, I immediately drew a pattern for another bib, with similar lines (think: this bib will hold this baby and she will not be able to tear it off her body) that was without bias tape – so we’ll have to see if it works and if I have any pattern drawing capabilities next week, or this week. Whenever.
Oh, I said I was done ranting about it. Let me continue. My second project was a REVERSIBLE dress! Notice a theme? I LOVE reversible. Twice as many uses out of a singular object? I’m in! Why don’t adult clothes come with the option of being reversible. If only we could all dress like we were 4. Why can’t we? Maybe when I master sewing a straight line I’ll have to fix that problem. I might look ridiculous, but I can cross “successfully make a reversible piece of adult clothing” off my bucket list. Well not my bucket list. My goal list. My bucket list is another matter for another post.
So back to what I made: a reversible dress for my baby who is 7 months old. It’s a little big. But it’s beautiful. Most likely it’ll fit her for a very long time because of the way it is made: now as a dress, later on as a shirt. I’m estimating until she’s at least 2, maybe even a little older. It’s way cute. I might even have to make a pair of bloomers to go with it!
So this is the first pattern and the front of the dress (disregard the button holes, I need to fix those). Then the next picture is the back of the dress.
Now it’s time for the reverse side! This is pattern #2 and the front and back of the dress!
So what do you think? It’s not perfection, but I think I did pretty darn well for my first attempt at sewing a piece of clothing. Leaps and bounds better than the bib. Once I “perfect” it, I’ll offer it for sale in my shop, along with a whole line of clothes, toys and dress up stuff. Or at least that is the plan. It’s always been my dream to be able to actually make my sketches. So if I work hard enough, maybe I can make it happen!
Next week (well, this week, why do I still feel like it is the weekend?) I’m going to tackle making a dress for Peyton. I don’t want her to feel left out. And I’m super stoked about it! Yay!
Happy Labor Day!