Saturday, June 27, 2009

Time to dust off the old sewing machine...

Here's a fun, easy sundress I made for Julia yesterday:


WalMart closed their fabric section. They're closing out their fabric departments nationwide. And when WalMart came into our town, of course they forced all the other fabric stores out of business.

So now we are left with no fabric stores. I went to Hancock Fabrics for this cute dress fabric, but it was quite a drive. I also bought material for 4 new aprons. I do hope that someone will open a fabric store in our town again.

Nothing is easier than this dress: a seam to attach the lace edging, a seam up the back, make a couple of straps from leftover fabric, a little measuring, and you're done. Julia loves it too, and the fabric was 1/2 off.

Now that I'll be home, sewing is something I want to do again, and the girls need more instruction in it. Pictures of those aprons will be coming in the next few months.

1 comment:

  1. have you seen this tutorial?
    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/smocked-sundress?video_id=0&autonomy_kw=heather+ross

    If you're getting into sewing, the internet is a great place. I NEVER buy patterns. There are tutorials for everything on the internet. And buying fabric on the internet is just dreamy. Here's a great site if you're going to get your girls into things: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/

    there's also forums and fabric shopping.

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