Almost 2 years ago Ryan's grandma passed away and left me her sewing machine. I was uber excited to get it and envisioned making my kids clothes, Halloween costumes, gifts for friends, etc. Well it turned out sewing was not as easy as I thought it would be. I could not thread it right, I could not get the bobbin thread to come up, the upper thread kept bunching up underneath the plates... I was a disaster at sewing so I put the machine away with the intentions of never looking back again.
A few months ago I was going to sell the machine. It was just sitting in my basement collecting dust and I knew there was someone out there that would want it. Well Ryan axed that idea saying that I wanted the sewing machine so bad so I needed to figure out how to use it. So I dug it out of the basement, watched some You tube videos on threading and such, sat down with the machine and gave it a go. I was beside myself when I actually sewed a straight line! Woo Hoo!!
I was so excited that I went online and bought a bunch of fabrics and patterns. When they got here I was ready to go only to sit down and find that my sewing skills went from a 2 back down to -200. Again, I put the machine away. Far, far away.
A couple weeks ago I started thinking about the machine again. This time I decided to call my Mother-In-Law's friend Lisa over to help me out. On Tuesday she came over and we figured that damn machine out. As soon as she left I whipped out my you can make it DIY kit I got from an Etsy shop, Little Fish Big Pond and went to work. It took me 3 days (not full days just an hour here, 1/2 hour there while the kids were content) to complete the dress and I am so thrilled at my creation!
I have taught myself to knit, crochet, cook, and craft but I have never been as proud of myself as I am now. I taught myself how to sew and as London Tipton on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody would say "Yay Me!!!"