Thursday, January 28, 2010

More Playing With My Birthday Present........

Yesterday after redding up the house a bit and mopping the kitchen floor I decided to experiment a bit more with my sewing. As I mentioned I really don't know how to sew and patterns really really corn-fuse me. I sketched out what I wanted on a piece of paper, took some of my measurements, wrote them down on my drawing, measured some more and then laid out some newspaper and started cutting. I had no idea if this was going to work or not so I didn't want to use any kind of good fabric. I had an old top sheet that the matching fitted sheet was worn out so I used that for my fabric for my "test dress". I was trying to go for a really simple prarie type dress and I'm really thrilled with how it turned out. Now I've got to figure out how to make some sort of chemise or blouse to wear under it and I'll be all set. It fits great and is really really comfy. Since it's just a test piece I didn't bother to hem it or anything like that, it was basically just to see if the pattern that I made was going to work. I'm sure that my mom will have the vapors when she sees it because it for sure ain't done the way a proper seamstress would've done it, but I think it looks pretty and I like it. Since I'm Queen O' the Homestead around here, I'm the only one I have to please and that's pretty darned awesome! I'll have to find some pretty fabric to make a real dress instead of my template and maybe put some ribbon and a little bow on the front!

I have such a sense of accomplishment that I could even do this! I'm enjoying myself a great deal and I'm confident that I'll get better as I go along!

Till next time...............GOD BLESS FROM GOODWIFE FARM!


  1. What great results for a first try. You have every reason to be proud of your accomplishment.

  2. I'm with Joyful, I think that's awesome for a homemade pattern and a first attempt. I'm sure momma would be proud for the effort after the vapors wore off! LOL


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