me and my sewing
So I am trying going to sew a dress for my daughter for Easter. It’s cute, it’s got a collar and sleeves and pockets and I chose a really adorable and expensive fabric because nothing is too good for my girl. Well except for properly sewn dress that is. I now have a front and a back done but I’m a bit stumped on what the next few steps mean on the pattern. I’m going to bring it over to Rob’s tomorrow who has a bit more experience hoping she can shed some light for me. For now though…
Here’s the back of the dress…I just discovered in the instructions a zipper goes up there!!! I have some small recollections about zippers from my class but it’s a lot more intimidating now that I actually have to put on in!
Easy to sew? Sure. Easy to understand the instructions? Uh, no.
Now I’ll admit, I did have to google what a ‘yolk’ was so my sewing terminology isn’t great. But c’mon maybe at least make the pictures a bit more descriptive? Please? Anyone out there have any good suggestions for a good beginner sewing book?
Cake and I also tried our hands at making some string eggs. Cake is not a get dirty kind of girl. She doesn’t enjoy finger painting, she wears an apron while we bake; she will even pass a muddy puddle in favour of a clear water puddle for jumping. I don’t know why I thought she’d enjoy getting her hands in the glue mixture and slopping it all over the balloon. She put the string in and then refused to touch it. I got her a spoon, but it didn’t help. She looked up at me and said ‘Mommy, I think you should do it.’ She hopped down from her chair in the kitchen grabbed a colouring book and went to town. So, I rushed my way through the 2 eggs out of the 4 I planned and moved on. I should really keep this in mind when I want to do paper mache with her.
Oh well, not all crafts can be a hit!
I’m going to sew buttons now.