did i pique your interest?

by @according2kelly on November 19, 2007

i’m sure you were dying to know what i did with THESE fabrics. well, even if you aren’t all the interested (& you probably aren’t) i’m posting pictures anyways. i was quite impressed with myself. i’ve pretty much self-taught myself to sew. well, not totally. i did take home ec in 7th grade & my mom helped me sew an “awesome” sundress that same year. but i pretty much hadn’t touched a sewing machine in years. a couple of christmas’ ago my mom must have been struggling for a present, because i ended up with a sewing machine, totally out of the blue. it probably sat in it’s box for about a year before i finally decided to break it in. since then, i’ve been sewing non-stop. what takes people a jiffy, will probably take me hours because i don’t know any of the “short cuts” & i keep trying things until i get it right. (think mitered corners… that one had me stumped for weeks!) anyway, as usual i’m rambling. but this project was my first attempt at actually using a pattern, which, by the way, did not make the process any easier. in fact, it was way harder. i obviously don’t think in the same way that most people do, because trying to follow the pattern really had me scratching my head. i finally got the “princess poof” done & i’m pretty pleased. but now i think i can add sewing patterns to my ever growing list of things i’m scared of. they are right up their with turkeys & cook books. so without any further ado… kate’s princess poof! happy birthday ‘lil girl!

9 comments
CathyB.
CathyB.

super cute. at least you use your sewing machine for sewing on fabric. my machine is exclusively for scrapbooking. yep...i sew on paper!

wotsitgonnabe
wotsitgonnabe

Awesome job with the skirt... I LOVE it! I am pretty much a self-taught sewer too, and every time I create something I feel so proud. You should too! It looks way better than anything you can buy!!!

Traci
Traci

Adorable! Colors are way cute! Turned out great! The little will love it! Now you could make more to sell in your shop too!

RoRo
RoRo

You did a great job! I can't do patterns either! I look at the picture and then try to create it!

love.boxes
love.boxes

That is the cutest little skirt ever Kelly! Fabulous job!!!

ginger
ginger

Wow! That is adorable!!!Great job! And trust me, most "shortcuts" don't end up being that short. I have been sewing for a long time, and the only thing that makes it shorter is practicing and being careful!Can you email me and let me know what pattern it was? Thanks!

Ashlee
Ashlee

How adorable! Don't feel bad...sewing scares me too. I told my mom that nothing should be this stressful. I think she's going to have to be a constant hovering object over me when I sew. ;0)

Marty
Marty

So cute! Lucky, Kate. I can't believe you're teaching yourself this skill and creating such beautiful stuff already. I think the whole unstoppable energy, imagination thing your babies have going, is inherited directly from you!

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