Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sew Not a Sewer!

What is it about being a stay-at-home mom that makes me think I should be able to do domestic things? I saw pictures of some really cute dresses my sister made for her daughters, and I thought "If she can do it, I can do it!" (No offense, Steph, but you work full time AND still had time to do that?!? I am way super impressed!)

So a lady from church was selling a bunch of patterns. I e-mailed her and told her I couldn't sew at all, but would like some easy skirts/dresses to try. She went through and found her easiest patterns- no zippers, no buttons.

Audra was super excited to pick out the fabric, and I whipped this up in about 3 hours. Not too bad, huh? Just don't look too closesly at the seams! And, I skipped about 5 steps, but did I really need to press the hem? I didn't think so.

Here is Audra, very much NOT excited to have her picture taken, obviously. She wanted me to turn the TV on and I wouldn't until I took her picture. This is what I get for not turning the TV on immediately.


  1. That is a really cute skirt! Impressive! Who was selling them and how did I not hear about that? I love Audra's face in that picture. :)

  2. That's really cute. Trust me, I can not sew either, but it's fun to try. You should see the pajamas I made for Katie when she was 18 months old. They are laughable. That skirt is not; it's cute. Good job!

  3. Looks great! I'm impressed. Someday I should take a sewing class so that I can sew more than baby blankets and burp cloths (oh, and sewing extra elastic into my skinny kids' pants). I too am afraid of zippers and buttons. :)

  4. audra looks none too thrilled! too funny. good for you making clothes! I don't make clothes, I make other things, but maybe someday!