Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oh, I love having little girls!

While I didn't make any resolutions this year, there is one that I made last year that I want to be a lifelong resolution. Last year I resolved to learn something new. And I did. It was yoga and I completely fell in love with it. Love. it.

So much so, that next month I get certified to teach it!! But that's a whole 'nother story.

Anyway, this year I have decided to try to learn something new every month. This month I learned 2 new things: how to use my camera AND how to sew pillowcase dresses. I'll talk about the camera class in another post, for now I am so excited to show you my handiwork:

This was the first dress that I made. Simple. And then this:
Getting a little more fancy, okay so maybe this isn't fancy to those of you that actually sew, but for me this is f-a-n-c-y!!
And this was the last thing that I made. This time I used the fabric for the ties instead of ribbon.

Seriously people, I didn't even take home ec! While this isn't the best sewing job ever, I had so much fun and these little dresses are going to be perfect play dresses for the summer. And best part of all: cost me $1 per dress!!! $1 pillow cases from the thrift store and I already had the ribbon. Oh, I did have to buy the buttons, but they were $.89.

Um, hello, do you know how expensive it is to dress these Diva's?

Now, my biggest issue is I'm totally addicted to making these and have all sorts of ideas for future dresses. All-sorts-of-ideas!! I have a bad feeling that these dresses will be the only things that you see my little Diva's dressed in for a long time!!

Anybody need some dresses?



Elizabeth said...

ME!!! She wears 2T right now. Her favorite colors are pink and purple. Thanks for asking:)

Stacy said...

I would love to make those for Kayla for the summer...where did you get the pattern for them?

MaryBeth said...

I am really, really non-crafty, but because I have four little girlies who LOVE to wear dresses I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of a pattern for these adorable dresses?? Could I do it without a sewing machine, or will I have to borrow my mom's?? See... I don't even own a sewing machine.... think I could do it?!?

Sincerely Anna said...

Me, me, me! I'll buy one - you should sell these, seriously. I saw these on Etsy recently and I fell in love (then kicked myself for not trying something that looked do-able, but I don't have a sewing machine nor do I know how to use one).

How hard is yoga to learn? What if you're, say, not very coordinated or balance friendly?

Jessi said...

C-U-T-E! Pillowcase dresses, what a great idea for play during the heat of the summer! Um, and if you're serious about finding additional models, Laney wears 2T/3T. :-)

Can't wait to hear/see what you learned in your photography class.

Jen said...

Seriously - how do you make these???? Lauren would love them for summertime! :-)

The 5 Rohrers said...

You can send some my way - SO CUTE!!!!

Michele said...

From the comments it sounds like you could learn in Feb how to have a home business selling cute dresses. And they are cute. Have fun!

Kellie said...

(Hopefully you read that how I'm thinking it.)
Thanks for the pictures!
Can't wait to get out my sewing machine. :)