Mommy's Favorite Things: Sewing Projects I've Been Working on!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sewing Projects I've Been Working on!

These were all done BY ME and ME ONLY. I had no help!!
I feel like I'm getting better. 
My dad bought me a Sewing Machine for my birthday (1 week ago) I bought it almost 2 weeks ago and this is what I've accomplished so far!
Very first project EVER. Thought it was a good starter since it was already smocked
 First skirt, Not the best, I messed up the waistband pretty bad, but it's wearable!
 Then I discovered the casing elastic, and not sewing it in
Much better, but a little short!!!
Here she is Modeling the Short Apple and Pear skirt, I just put shorts on underneath it. It is a little short though
 Then today I made a REVERSIBLE TOP!! I'm so proud of myself. It turned out really good. Or at least I think it did. My straps are a little long, this will also be cute over a L/S tee in the winter
 Now I'm out of fabric. Not totally, but I bought 4 fabrics and I've used them all, now I need more!!!

Each skirt costs me about $3 to make, that includes the Elastic, and that shirt I would say cost about $4-$5. So this is cheaper to make your childrens clothes. 
Next I want to attempt pants/capris AND different patterns, like ruffles on pants and stuff. We'll see!!


Anonymous said...

wow those came out awesome! way to go, love the reversible top! Did you use a tute for that?

Heather S said...

I did, Here it is in case anyone is interested.

Rachel C said...

very cute! I wanted a sewing machine that was on sale a Target a few weeks ago, but by the time I got there, there were none left :(
and no rainchecks!
Anyway, I'm keeping my eyes open for a good deal on a sewing machine so I can make cute stuff for my girls too! A pillowcase dress is my goal :)

Heather S said...

Pillowcase dress and Capris/pants with ruffles are next for me, I just need more fabric!

Karli K. said...

SO cute!! Well done!!

Amy Brown said...

Great job! I love the fabrics you chose and of course your model is just adorable!