Friday, September 17, 2010

Sew excited. Sew finished.


So I've been receiving some suggestion about my actively blogging more often. And not leaving you with my ever-so-interesting blog post about nail biting for more than a day.

But really, I couldn't agree more.

So this past week or so, I've been working on an outfit for a baby dedication happening this Sunday. There were a few 'firsts' through this project though.
1-dying a piece of clothing
2-skirt making (this involves many more 'firsts')

Okay, that doesn't look like too many but it really was while in the process. And let us not forget that I haven't touched a sewing machine since high school (4 years ago). So this was a learning process to say the least, but I enjoyed it completely.

Anyway, I wanted to show you a few pictures of what I did. Here is one with just a majority of the materials needed and used.

I found a tutorial for the skirt on happy together, a fantastic blog full of sewing tutorials and such. She really is a creative gal, and I sew appreciate all that she shares! I am LAME. I should take that back. That's not actually funny...

This skirt is called the dress-up skirt. how cute is that. here is the link for the tutorial.

I decided to add a little gold flower to the skirt, just for grins. All it is, is some trim wrapped tightly around itself, stitched together, along with a stitched pearl in the middle.

Here is the head band. Now its not too big, but I made that mistake the first time for this sweet baby. She is just a lot smaller than I recall when making things like this. small babies don't call for too giant of headbands. there's a balance.

And the outfit all together. Pardon the poor photography skills. This all happened swiftly.

Close up shot.

The full effect. I mean, if we're being honest here, I would wear this.

I would.

I had my mom stitch the date of her baby dedication on the inside of the skirt. Just a nice memory. Thanks mom for doing that and helping me out whenever I needed you, which was quite often.

Here it is being packed away to go to its owner.

This was fun for me to try my hand at. Despite the fact that the kitchen & living room look like the sewing machine blew up, it was enjoyable.

Don't worry, I cleaned it eventually.


Mer said...

so proud that my niece will be wearing an LDH original!

Anonymous said...

So talented - so proud of you for using your creativity to bring more beauty to the world!