Hi everyone! How was your weekend?
Mine was not too eventful but I was one busy mommy for the past two days. Oh, make that three!
I made four dresses over the weekend. Yes, you read that right. FOUR.
Friday night, at the last minute, I decided to sew a dress for each of my daughter which they wore the next day for our family photo shoot. I wish I had taken pictures! Blame me not, please. I was too tired by the time I finished the sweater dress for my little one. I promise to post pictures one of these days.
Have I mentioned that I'm a sucker for free clothing items? I haven't gone back to the freecycling center lately but I brought home this large size GAP long sleeves from a while back. I recycled it into a dress for my daughter. Perfect as an overlay in this cold weather. An added bonus is she can wear it in the summertime too.
Can you see the 4 blue lines? Those are the markers for my shirring.
Okay, so that's the third. The fourth one is probably the best I have sewn so far. The fabric I used is from Red Rooster. I bought a yard for $6.50 from our local Arts & Crafts store a couple of months ago.
For a seasoned seamstress, this dress would have been done in an hour (my guess). But for a starter like me, this took over 3 hours to finish. I'm not joking. The hardest was the sleeves. I have not sewn sleeves other than those of the peasant dress.
So without further ado, here is my daughter's new polka dot dress.
I've given myself a pat on the back for successfully whipping this. Are you a sewing enthusiast like me? What have you sewn lately?