Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I don't know why I put my sewing machine away...

I cleaned up our office two nights ago and put my sewing machine away. The very next day I got it out to sew again... I'm not sure why I put it away in the first place.

Speaking of sewing... I have been doing a lot of that lately. I have been paid to do it a few times even! Sometimes that's fun, sometimes it takes the fun out of it. Here's a picture update of the things I have sewn.

This is the wedding dress (and friend of Jonathan's) I blogged about. This dress was a size 6, and fit somone 5'10, and this girl is a 00 and with 4 inch heels was about 5'2". It was a project, but it felt good to feel like I can still work on wedding dresses.

This car seat cover I made for my sister in law, and as I was making it I really felt like it wasn't her style, so I made her a new one (that I forgot to take a picture of) and sold this one! I love it, I think it's adorable!

These garters I made for another friend of Jonathan's. She's getting married this month and I told her I would make a veil for her, then out of the blue she asked if I could whip up a garter for her. So I did. I had a lot of fun doing it. (Above: the one she'll keep)
(Below: the one her husband will throw)

The veil I made. I'm not sure if I will ever make another one for money, it's not a lot of work but it's a ton of time! I love the way it turned out though.

 This dress is a perfect example of why I don't like sewing clothing. I bought this dress (that didn't have sleeves) thinking it would be a super quick, and very easy project. Nope. I failed to check the back of the dress and it has a sports bra type back which makes adding sleeves a lot more complicated. I probably spent a good 45 minutes figuring out a pattern that would be long enough (because the width of the shoulders wasn't good either) and work for the funky back. Then when I put it up to the fabric I cut off the bottom there wasn't enough fabric. So I made due with what I had and cut two sleeves. Then I realized I cut two left sleeves! GRRRR! Of course, I didn't have enough fabric to cut another sleeve, so I had to cut a sideways sleeve, which I knew would lay funny. When I put it on, it BARELY covered my shoulders and my garments... BOO! But I love the bottom of it, I just hate the top. Oh well, I'll probably still wear it. I think it will be a very comfortable summer prego dress, which is what it's supposed to be.


  1. Okay, so I glanced at the picture before reading the post and I thought to myself "what a cute dress!" I can't figure out what's not to love about the top part. So cute!

  2. Wow - skill and creativity! Love it!