We have had a busy week around here… Lots of yard work, some sewing, t-ball practice. It has also been tough trying to get back into our schedule after only one week of spring break. The time change has not helped either. In fact I am going to try to squeeze in a nap before the school bus comes…
I don’t have much to show for it, but I have been sewing this week. I tried to make myself a house dress by copying a little dress I found at Marshall’s. It looked so easy, I thought I would just give it a shot, no pattern needed. This is the dress I was copying:
(It is inside-out.) The dress looked really easy, just 4 rectangles sewn together. (two for the skirt and two for the top.) I stretched out the waistband to get the measurements. I put it together fairly quickly, (for me) and was pleased with the result. Then my husband said the solid fabric made it look like a hospital gown. So I spent the rest of the week “tweaking” it.
|Here is the original attempt
|Here is the final result.
I was looking through my pattern stash and found this pattern.
I found this cute little polo top at Walmart and thought it would be perfect to use with this pre-ruffled fabric I picked up at Hobby Lobby last year.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.