So it may come as a small surprise to a few of you out there that I don’t really sew. I enjoy designing and tweaking images for machine embroidry, but I’ve never really done much in the constructive side of sewing.
After reading Amy Karol’s blog (and buying her book) and being inspired by Julie’s yearly costume creation for Kaedence, I decided to give it a go. If it went well then great, if not, I’d only be out a few bucks.
Last night, after drinking way too much coffee way too late at night, I decided to give it all a go.
I think it turned out ok (and pictures will be coming along as soon as I locate the card holder thingy). The hem is wonky but M’s going to show me how to fix it. I totally LOVE the FOE for the waistband.
Most importantly though, Sophie loves it and thinks it’s fabulous. Of course now Dandy wants a skirt too.
A couple things: Yes it’s too long. Like I said the hem is wonky and one of the reasons I left it so long was so that M could help me with the hem. M’s a whiz at hemming.
I know the FOE is totally not visible in this pic but it doesn’t look like much (particularly since it’s just the offwhite FOE as MaryJo’s only had white, black and offwhite).
The hem is not as crooked as the pic seems to indicate. Sophie was “modelling” and had one hip cocked sideways or something.
Yes, she’s standing on the table.
For a first “real” project I’m inordinately proud of it 🙂
* I realize that this is most likely my worst ever blog-entry. When I find the card thing for the photo disk I’ll try to revamp… I’m definitely having an off day blog-wise but wanted to document my first real sewing attempt. 🙂