Friday, April 5, 2013

A new dress

I am really enjoying some sewing time lately. I am tackling new patterns, learning the lingo and I feel like even if the instructions aren't making sense to me, I can nut it out myself. A year ago I had neither the ability or the confidence. Never in a million years did I think I would enjoy this hobbie so much. I've mentioned before that I am not a patient girl. My motherinlaw gave me a sewing machine for my 30th bday. I told her then that I couldn't sew and I wouldn't use it. She assured me I would do both. I felt like it was kind of wasted on me and now all these years later I am using both the sewing machine and the overlocker she gave me a few Christmases ago.

I recently made this little number for Lulu. It's made from a thrifted Holly Hobbie sheet. Lovely and soft, just the right amount of wear and tear. I used a new spotty fabric to make some binding for the trim and buttonholes!!! Dodge city but they are there nonetheless.

A size too big so perfect for next Summer. Great for collecting spikey things 'up the hill'.

Hooray for Friday! Have a lovely weekend.


Kylie said...

Love it Lea! You are sew clever!
(get it?!)
And am soooo not funny!

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Aww so lucky to find a Holly Hobbie sheet in such great condition - they are like hens teeth! The pinny is divine and the bias trim finishes it perfectly :)

karlyn Jackson said...

It's gorgeous Lea, I'm very proud of you. I knew you could do it........need a sewing day in the school hols. I have a few Holly Hobbie sheets just sitting there waiting for the perfect project.

Zara said...

How sweet. Looks lovely paired with the yellow cardi.

Donna said...

Too cute!! And so is Lulu!!

Yvette Adams said...

I love it. I love the whole outfit actually!