I did it!!!

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!!!"


Infarrantly Creative said...

Amazing job...you should be proud! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You are welcome anytime ;-)

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

Yay you for sure!!!! Amazing. SOoo cute and she looks so happy in it!