Friday, August 20, 2010

This Makes Me Sooo Happy

I spent a whole day last week organizing ALL my fabric and sewing supplies. It took a very long time, but it is well worth it to be able to see and get to what I need while sewing! 
This little cabinet has all my bigger pieces - most being 1/2-2 or maybe 3 yards. I also have a HUGE dresser that has more scrap pieces and clothes that need mending or are waiting to be turned into something new.
And also a basket that is under my sewing machine that has things that I'm suppose to be working on next, but I usually end up finding something new and more exciting that gets my attention instead :o)

I'm very proud of my laundered, mostly ironed, and neatly folded stacks of endless sewing!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Love New Clothes!

So, I said that I was already planning my second dress from the pattern I used for my navy blue dress, but before I could find all the right pieces of the pattern that would be needed (because I never just set stuff wherever and think I'll be able to find it again later) I came across this shirt that has been waiting for a new button for about 2 years now
See the missing button right in the middle?

And I thought instead of a new button I could attach a skirt and have a new dress!
 I used the skirt part of the same pattern but left out the pockets, because I only had about a 1/2 yard to work with and it was just enough.
It was a fast project, and because I already have a slip from my navy dress there was no lining needed. One afternoon sewing and I have a new dress to wear. I only wish I would have made it at the beginning of the summer so I'd have more chances to wear it before fall gets here.
I found this bit of fabric on a remnant table for $1.50, and the zipper was ripped out of a skirt that was headed to goodwill so this was basically FREE!!! I LOVE that :o)
I tried to tell Tim (again) that I needed new shoes, but it didn't work this time :o(
It was worth a try anyway.
If you look real close you can see that the little beads are roses. They were my Grandma's. I always loved playing with them when I was a little girl. They're kind of funny little beads but very special to me! I'm so glad I have some of her things to remember her by, and things that maybe one day my little girl can play with too.

A dress is sooo much better than just a shirt!
I think I need more!
Maybe the shoe thing will work next time :o)