Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I recently read the histories of my great grandmother and great great grandmother, both from my mother's line. I love hearing about them sewing little outfits for their children, so I've been trying to do a few projects for Brynlee. I used an online tutorial to make this little skirt for Brynlee. It took about an hour and a half from start to finish, and cost next to nothing.
The skirt from the tutorial looked a little plain, so I made this flower to go on it. But I didn't finish the edges and now it's totally fraying. Oh well. I'm learning as I go.
Collars get so dirty on Brynlee, so I wanted to remove the collar from this dress. I took it off and did a few other changes. The before picture is above. (Maybe you like the before picture better! But don't tell me, if that's the case! Ha ha).
The After Picture. I might add a little white layer poking out from the bottom, but I'm not sure.
Things were going great until I got to this part! I ended up having to take off the zipper and put it back together. Yikes. But it actually looks great now and I learned a lot, which is easy to say because I knew so little to begin with.
I didn't know how to sew these flowers, so I just made it up. It looks a little funny in places, but hopefully I'll figure it out in the next ones.
I got this dress at Target for $3.00 because it had weird long sleeves. All I had to do was cut the sleeves off, make a tunnel (I don't know my sewing terms) for the elastic, thread the elastic and sew it up. Easy Peasy. It looks so cute on Bryn, not so cute in the picture.
Most evenings are spent either sewing or painting/collaging...which you can check out on my art blog. (Why do I even separate the two blogs? I guess it's so the many, many big art collectors looking at my art blog can see my work without seeing pictures of my daughter bathing.)


Jessica F. said...

SUPER cute Laura! I am totally impressed.

Richins Family said...

Those are so cute! I think you're a lot better than you give yourself credit for...

Diana Hulme said...

AMAZING! We need a fashion show now! :) I love that you read the stories & wanted to continue the great.

I want a baby and to live next door to you. :)

Hema and Becky said...

How fun. Little girls are so much fun to sew for. Thanks for emailing me that tutorial. i am exctied to get it started.