Wednesday, February 10, 2010


My first sewing project is complete and a success.  There was a moment of wanting to chuck my machine out the window but after a little guidance and practice I have my first finished piece.  Ava will even be able to wear it.  I thought my first project would have to be something that I wouldn't use but it turned out pretty good.  I have to say that it was easier than I thought.  The dress took about 2 1/2 hours to complete from start to finish.  This is coming from a girl who hasn't touched a sewing machine since high school 10 years ago.   Now that I know what I'm doing or at least on the right track, I know I could make one in less time.  I think I'm going to make another one using the same pattern just to practice my sewing skills a little more but then on to more patterns.  I already have a few picked out that I'm itching to try.  Oh and one of the best parts of sewing is the fabric shopping.  Even Ava was getting into it!  She was not into the whole modeling thing though.  The puzzles were much more interesting at that time.


  1. Beautiful work! I can appreciate the "moment of wanting to chuck" the machine, too. I find myself at that moment more often than not.

  2. Ok, SO cute!! Inquiring minds want to know, what pattern did you use? That's awesome for your first project! I'm glad I inspired you to quilt. You already have a machine, and I'm assuming the tools, so you're good to go. Not that I know much yet (obviously), let me know if you have questions. Even stupid Keep me updated on your progress because it's nice to meet someone else who's just starting too. I feel like everyone else has been quilting for centuries! ;)