Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sewing Up A Storm

Did you notice that I didn't post yesturday? It was because we were sewing up a storm. Let me begin by saying, I am not a seemstress and have not done anything in the way of sewing clothing in 20 years. The state of the current fashion trends and the inability to find modest clothing for my daughter has forced me out of my comfort zone. I found that it's kinda fun!

This pattern is Simplicity 4206 (Sewing patterns for dummies) with some minor alterations. I added 2 inches to the length of the blouse and added a fourth gathered layer to the bottom of the skirt, making it four tiers rather than three. It was so much fun shopping for fabric with her. Her personality really came out. To see her face light up when when modelling the finished product for her daddy, was truly delightful. Daddy was please also.

For today, do something out of your comfort zone. You might find some joy that way and maybe even a new hobby.

Blessings to your day, Suzie


momofgr8kidz said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Love the new outfit. Great job! Love the new blog. Hope to see you guys at Roundhouse this year. -Jenn

JJ said...

Yes, I agree, cute outfit! I clicked on your blog from the COCHS yahoo group. I have a 10 yr. old and also have to sew her skirts. I've never sewn a cute shirt like that, though. Was it pretty easy? My daughter would love a shirt similar to that.

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