Thursday, April 28, 2011

sewing {with a pattern}

As I'm sure you all know, I really love to sew.
I remember my grandma teaching me to sew buttons,
and helping her cut out patterns.
Miss Gussy inspired me to learn more about sewing.

BUT, the one thing that I struggle with is sewing from a pattern.
They're intimidating for me, honestly.
I tend to sew my own way, and sometimes the terminology gets confusing.

Fortunately, I have a wonderful {future} mother-in-law who is a great seamstress, and very willing to help me out!

 A couple of weeks ago, I spent the afternoon with her, and she helped me sew this super cute skirt {from a pattern!}.

It ended up being easier than I thought, but I'm so glad she was there to help me if I needed it!

For anyone interested, the pattern is Simplicity easy-to-sew, #2224.

I plan on making more of these in the future, and I have the fabric all ready to make one for one of my {future} sisters-in-law. Sew fun! ;)

I even had enough fabric for a matching bloom clip!

Do you sew using patterns? What do you enjoy making the most?

P.S. I really hate being in pictures like this...hopefully I don't look too awkward. :)


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kate @ be merry, kate said...

Oh I'm so horrible with patterns... I have a few things that I started but I still need to finish them. Maybe one day! Hah!


Lindsay - Pen and Paint said...

how cute.
still no sewing around here but I adore skirts!

Gina Thomas said...

you are darling:) you did a great job on the skirt and you look so cute in the pics:)

Mandy Estes said...

You don't look awkward! You look pretty! I love the skirt, it turned out great. The only thing I've ever made from a pattern were oven mitts for my grandma, MIL, and mom for Christmas. I thought it was pretty easy except for sewing on the binding...that was DIFFICULT!!! :)