Monday, September 14, 2009


My sister and I decidedItalic to try and tackle another craft.... Sewing! I took Home Ec in Jr. High, but that was the extent of my sewing knowledge... We both purchased machines, sewing kits, fabric, and patterns and were good to go! My Mom came over (coffee in tow) to help us understand some of the basics.
At first, I did not enjoy it at all... I somehow managed to break my needle while trying to thread the machine (still don't know how I did this)

This is my first stitch! I was so proud :) Yes, I realize it is just a pink line... but I made it without breaking a needle!

This is the dress I made for Karys! I think it turned out pretty good for my first creation!

And it fits! This was what Vito was doing most of the time I was sewing... sleeping in the chair next to me... I love that little boy :) Now I am excited about sewing and wondering what I will make next! I have a lot of room to improve, but I'm getting the hang of it! Yay!


Stephanie said...

Love, love, love that dress! Now she needs the matching headband and the matching purse... Haha!

Krystyn said...

That dress is absolutely adorable. I need a relative willing and able to sew...because I don't know how, nor do I have the time (or I could send you my girls' sizes:)

Stephanie said...

Oh yes..I totally agree with Steph! She needs a headband, bow or purse for sure! ;)
You did a great job! It looks so cute!
You will have to find some onesie and baby girl dresses to make once they find out #2 is another girl! haha

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

Great job Rachel! I am very impressed. I remember breaking so many needles in home ec that they started to charge me! lol

Incognito Dreamer said...

That's great. I use to sew little jumpers and rompers. Then put their favorite little patch (frog, firetruck, bugs)on the leg. It was so much fun. I am glad you tackled it. Congratulations on the beautiful dress.

Incognito Dreamer said...

(for my two boys)

Anonymous said...

finally saw the dress and i have to say i am impressed, and she is soooo cute! I cant believe how long its been since i have seen her!!!