I have been sewing here and there the last few days. What fun. At least it is fun when it turns out and I don't have a bunch of seem ripping:-)
I am making my girls Easter dresses and attempting to make a skirt for myself out of the same fabric. I spent about $20 for the fabric, ribbons, and zippers to make three matching dresses and a skirt which I think is a great deal. I still need to do the zipper and ribbons on this dress, then get to work on the other 2 dress. My skirt is needing some adjusting to, and I am hoping that my mom the Sewing Queen can help me with.
I made this dress last night (in 3 hours) for my niece's birthday. It was fun, quick, and mostly easy.
Biggest problem was when I was doing the hardest part (for me), the zipper, Kaleb came crawling over there and pushed the pedal. AGGGHHH!!!!!! I couldn't get it to stop and finally found the switch to turn the machine off, so I had to fix that. Thankfully it was at the bottom of the zipper, and I was able to re-do it. The Fabric was on clearance for $3.00 and the zipper was $1.88 I had the thread & ribbons already, so all in all it is about a $5.00 dress. Better than spending $10 on a toy that will end up tossed in a few months. Hopefully she will like it!
My husband asked me why I don't sew more since I am loving it so much. I told him I didn't know, but that I am gonna start keeping an eye out more on fabric prices and plan to do a lot more over the summer. I really would like to make more culottes for my girls too. I once saw a pair that was like box pleat but had the pleats in the front of the two legs, and I would love to find that pattern.