First, my new favorite picture of Norah. :)
My mother used to make us simple little dresses when we were kids. I remember her laying out her big cardboard cutting mat in the living room floor and threatening us with our lives if we touched her pink scissors (meaning her fabric scissors). We didn't understand what the big deal about those scissors was-- now I know! Anway, I loved the things that she would make us. For the most part they were just simple little dresses with button closure and two square pockets on the front. I remember wearing those dresses until they fell apart. The pockets were perfect. My sister and I would go pick blackberries and put them in those large pockets. We were awesome. Because of these fond memories, I wanted a sewing machine of my own.
So I asked Daniel for a sewing machine. The next day he informed me to not look on our Amazon account because I wasn't supposed to ruin the surprise. :) So Christmas Day came and I couldn't wait to open my present! Lo and behold, it was a sewing machine. This one in fact:
He also got me a gift card to go to a local fabric shop, which was so thoughtful. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to bust into the thing and get started, I had to wait. We planned on surprising my parents on Christmas morning in South Carolina. So really, I got my sewing machine on Christmas eve morning, because we made that our Christmas Day so that we could do the surprise. We were going to be in SC for almost a week, so I took it with us! Good thing I did, too, because my mom, who knew I was getting this of course, bought me a pair of Gingher Fabric Shears and a pair of Gingher Pinking Shears. Those are amazing by the way.
Fast forward----> I started off wobbly. My first project turned out ok, but I was SO proud of it. I forgot to mention: I have NEVER sewn before getting this machine. EVER. So anything I accomplished was a fantastic feat for me. :) Since receiving it, I have made quite a few things. A few skirts for me (I have yet to make the perfect fitting pattern. They are always too big!), a few dresses for Norah, a bunch of quilted bibs, and a horribly failed dress for me. Here are some to look at:
|This was my first outfit.|
I LOVE sewing, and I hope to do it for many more years. I just made her Easter Dress today, but I've got to alter it a bit and add some tulle before it is finished.