Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sewing Away

I am so tickled with my new sewing machine. I just love it! It is a simple machine, nothing fancy, I am quite happy with anything at this point. I don't need anything that I can't figure out, as long as I know how to work the stitches, I don't care.

I made the curtains for the bathroom, and I am really pleased with them and the way they turned out. It has been so long since I have sewed anything that I thought I would be a little rusty, but I did just fine. And with a machine that works right, well, things have a tendency to go smoother.

Well, several years ago I found some material to make a dress for one of Chuck's neices. I couldn't figure it out at the time, I didn't have time, and it sorta got put on the back burner. I found it the other day and I thought that since I do have a new machine that I will attempt to make this little dress for a friend of mine.

I got everything put together and I think it is rather cute.

See, the inside is lined with bears too. Now, I did have a time with this. I do believe that I did something wrong somewhere, so I had to release some seams and get it to look somewhat right. I know where there are a few problems, but no one else has to know anything.

I have all this material for the skirt part and I am just waiting on a measurement to finish off the dress. I decided that since I do have so much left over I am going to make a purse. So, I cut the strip that has the alphabet on it and made a strap for the purse from that. And then I am going to cut 2 bears and the excess blue and have a purse with lining.

I do wish that I had a girl to sew for. Not that it isn't nice to make the boys things, but still, they don't care for the frilly stuff, of course. So to make anything really cute is out of the question.

I would like to get this done shortly and send it off as a birthday gift. I can't wait to see the finish product. I think I will have a hem in it so that way the only thing I have to do is gather and sew it all together.

I am thinking about ribbon to tie the top shut. Because I still don't know how to make button holes, but that will come.