Monday, January 24, 2011

Sewing and Crafting!

These past couple of months, I've been spending some of my free time sewing up a storm!! Mostly pajamas for the kids from fabric I've had in storage. It's been fun and a learning experience, since I don't really know how to sew.

My last two accomplishments, however, have taken a lot more time than the kids' pajamas. They have been a couple of colonial style dresses for Isabella. She is still well into American Girl and loves her dolls. Since we have started reading about Felicity in our AG Club, she had been asking for some dresses just like hers.

So I decided to make her a couple, complete with cap and scarf. They turned out nice, although the first dress (in blue) took me longer to make and is not as well made as the second. I have enough fabric to even make her a third, so that should take up some more of my time! Anything to keep the age of innocence going!


Michelle said...

How sweet! Learning to sew is on my list for this year. My husband got a machine for me for Christmas and I can't wait to get started. I'm loom knitting an afghan and I'll get out the machine once it's completed.

The Towers Family said...

They are great! I was just thinking of pulling out my sewing machine. Did you use a pattern? Would you mind sharing which one if you did? Thanks!

Gardenia said...

those are beautifully hand made. you're so talented. and your little miss is the perfect picture in her colonial dresses.

Liz said...

thanks for the compliments!! it's been fun sewing and I've gotten to teach both Marco and Isabella how to do a basic stitch on the machine.

And yes, I did use a pattern for the dress. It's Simplicity 3725. As for the doll's dress, I did not use a pattern and just eye-balled my own. It came out Ok...although Isabella thinks it's great (and that's what counts!).

Xhonane Olivas said...

Beautiful Job Liz!!! I coud not do something like that!!

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