Thursday, February 7, 2008

Challenge Accepted


When Kate was first born my mother in law Leslie came to stay with us. While she was visiting she helped me sew my first dress. Not for me of course, but Kate. That dress we sewed is still too big for Kate, but I’m looking forward to her being able to wear it. After Leslie left she sent me a package with all the materials I needed to sew this pink dress (pattern, fabric, thread, zipper, etc) and included a note that said “Your next sewing challenge; should you choose to accept it.” Well a year later, I finally accepted the challenge! It was a lot of fun and easier than I expected. Patterns have always intimidated me for some reason so I usually just stick to projects I can make up as I go. I have to say though, now I will do a lot more pattern sewing. It was fun! I taught myself how to sew a zipper (which also isn’t that difficult) thanks to youtube.com. Who knew they had sewing tutorials!? {Seeing someone do it made much more sense than reading instructions. }

The best part is—it fits! She’s got a little room to grow but by the time it warms up it should fit her perfectly. I feel like I am learning and improving—so thanks Leslie for the challenge! Who knows, maybe one day I will be able to sew a dress for myself… although that doesn’t seam very simple.

5 comments:

Jill said...

Great job Jill!! It turned out very cute!

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh how cute that turned out! Jill you're a pro now--quilting and now this!
love
MOM

Kim said...

O so Cute! u are so talented.

sandee said...

You amaze me! The dress is ALMOST as cute as the little girl wearing it! Great job Jill..... Love you!

Shane and Becca said...

Jill, holy cow! It is adorable! you go!