Monday, July 02, 2007

Not Sew Sure...



So here is my first attempt at sewing. My mom has been in town and she brought her sewing machine, so I thought that would be the perfect time to try this sewing thing out. Well I was in TJ Maxx and I saw this dress that was basically a tank top cut off with a piece of fabric sewed onto it. I thought, okay I can't sew, but I can make that! I told my mom about it and we tried it. The dress in the store had a gathered ruffle where it met the tank, so I put a different spin on it by making it a straight seam. My mom helped me a lot! I got frustrated and said, "I don't like sewing," but she said it would be much easier if I had a pattern and to not let this make me not like sewing. The hardest part was doing the gathering and then pinning so that it was even all the way around. Also the fabric I used wasn't the best choice for a beginner, but oh well. Although the fabric did allow me to not have to hem the dress, so that was good! I think overall it turned out cute!


Carrie, this might be something you guys could try in your sewing class. I know all of you have more experience so this would more than likely be a breeze for you! You can even use old tanks and fabric you already have! A refashion project! :)

12 comments:

April said...

Cute! I should try that . . . with a little more fabric to get me through these last couple of months. My mom got a new sewing machine and brought me her old one, but I haven't attempted anything yet. I think I would get very frustrated in the beginning too.

Amber said...

how cute!

Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

What a great idea!!! I love clever little things like that. I'm also proud of your vision!!! Okay, Every time I sew I think...GRRR, I Hate Sewing!

Afterwards, it's always gratifying...Congrats on your success! Wear it with pride.

The Kosko Family said...

sew cute!!! that is going to feel so good when you get complements on it and you can say, "thanks, i made it"!

Ryan said...

I'm proud of you!!! Way more ambitious than I would be with sewing!!! I'll call you with my e-mail.

Becky said...

That is precious! I love it! I can sew a button on and that's about it (which already impresses Nate so maybe I should stop there!) :) You are on your way to your own clothing and jewelry line!! (and cupcake decorating!) :)

Dee-Dee said...

I get frustrated every time I sew. I think, like anything else, the more you do it the more comfortable you will become with it. Cute little summer dress idea!

Julie said...

How cute! I'm so impressed!

Angie said...

Very cute! You and your mom are so crafty!

Whitney Cantrell said...

Super cute! And perfect for the summer heat!

Jillina said...

Great idea! I'm going to try to make one next week!

ada said...

Cute idea! I'm hoping to get a start on sewing everything for the nursery next week. Sorry I missed you yesterday. I'll try to call, this weekend is a little hectic with the shower. All the family is coming in today. Talk to you soon