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Friday, April 5, 2013

A new dress

I am really enjoying some sewing time lately. I am tackling new patterns, learning the lingo and I feel like even if the instructions aren't making sense to me, I can nut it out myself. A year ago I had neither the ability or the confidence. Never in a million years did I think I would enjoy this hobbie so much. I've mentioned before that I am not a patient girl. My motherinlaw gave me a sewing machine for my 30th bday. I told her then that I couldn't sew and I wouldn't use it. She assured me I would do both. I felt like it was kind of wasted on me and now all these years later I am using both the sewing machine and the overlocker she gave me a few Christmases ago.

I recently made this little number for Lulu. It's made from a thrifted Holly Hobbie sheet. Lovely and soft, just the right amount of wear and tear. I used a new spotty fabric to make some binding for the trim and buttonholes!!! Dodge city but they are there nonetheless.

A size too big so perfect for next Summer. Great for collecting spikey things 'up the hill'.


Hooray for Friday! Have a lovely weekend.

6 comments:

Kylie said...

Love it Lea! You are sew clever!
(get it?!)
And am soooo not funny!
x

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Aww so lucky to find a Holly Hobbie sheet in such great condition - they are like hens teeth! The pinny is divine and the bias trim finishes it perfectly :)

karlyn Jackson said...

It's gorgeous Lea, I'm very proud of you. I knew you could do it........need a sewing day in the school hols. I have a few Holly Hobbie sheets just sitting there waiting for the perfect project.

Zara said...

How sweet. Looks lovely paired with the yellow cardi.
x

Donna said...

Too cute!! And so is Lulu!!

Yvette Adams said...

I love it. I love the whole outfit actually!