Friday, January 29, 2010

Flattery really will get you anywhere with me!

So thrilled that you guys liked my little girlie's dresses! I got warm fuzzies from all your sweet comments. Thanks friends!

Y'all asked some questions about patterns and sewing machines -

Pattern: Um, yeah, I'm not so good at patterns/following directions or anything of that sort. Not good at all. There have been many a times that I get to the end of a recipe and I realize that I missed like 3 major steps -oops! So I didn't use one. I did google and read a lot and then came up with my own style. And when I tell you that they are easy to make, I am not lying!!

Sewing machine: When Joseph and I first got married, I had delusions that I was going to be Betty Crocker and sew all of our clothes, bedding, curtains, seat covers...all while growing a garden and making all food from scratch. We brought that bad boy home, Man read the directions (we already covered why he had to do that!) and then taught me how to use my machine. (Quite thankful that his mom does sew and made him spend many an hour in the fabric store!) I made curtains. Then I got pregnant within 2 months of getting married, had a terrible prenancy, a newborn, a toddler, another terrible pregnancy, move across country, a baby & toddler, another move across country... Needless to say I've never gotten to that role of Betty. All that to tell you that, yes, I did use a sewing machine and think you could probably do it by hand, but it would take forever. F-O-R-E-V-E-R!

Since I have been of no help whatsoever, what I am willing to do is a tutorial for you all. I went to the thrift store a couple of days ago and found some more pillowcases ($1), so will work on a tutorial this weekend. It took me about 2 hours to make 2 dresses. It probably wouldn't have taken so long if I didn't have the most curious 7 year old who wanted to "help".

Looking forward to showing y'all how easy this is!!



MaryBeth said...

Yeah! I'm looking forward to the tutorial and will be googling and reading up on pillowcase dresses in the mean time.

Sincerely Anna said...

Wow, a tutorial! You are a serious blogger! Can't wait to see it and then send the link to my friend who sews to ask if she could make me one :)

Davies Family said...

Very, very cute dresses! So, think back to the day we worked on shower gifts for our 4 friends last year...okay, now remember how things turned out that I touched? Got the mental picture yet? Now,do you think a tutorial will help me? Be honest.... If the answer is no, then I'll let YOU make Sid a few...ha! :)