Saturday, January 2, 2010

Deployment Project #2

When people find out that I sew, one of the first questions out of their mouth is, "Do you do clothes?" 
My answer every time -

When I was 10ish my Mom attempted to teach me how to sew. 
It was a very simple pattern - a pair of shorts. 
Four pieces of fabric simply sewn together - - shouldn't be a big deal. 
Oh but it was. 
I think she gave up on my sewing skills after that summer.  I just didn't have the patience to carefully cut out my pattern, match everything up, pin it and then iron all those seams after sewing each one.  There had to be a simpler way. 
There isn't!

Now I have a buisness sewing for other people - - but not clothes.  I have attempted to make some skirts and dresses for Charise and I have even been a little successful with it.   This past summer I started working with Amy Butler clothing patterns.  I had already used her some of her bag patterns and loved how they were very easy to follow and understand and my projects came out looking like they were supposed to!  I made myself a couple of her tunics and a couple of weeks ago I made  the "Liverpool" tunic.  It turned out fabulous and I love it!!  I wanted to make Charise a dress similar to it, but I couldn't find a pattern even remotely similar.  So I decided that I would make my own version. 

I have had this great Amy Butler fabric sitting on my shelf since we moved here and I have just been waiting for the perfect project to use it.  I am really pleased with how well it turned out and I cannot wait until Charise is able to wear it this summer!!

here's a picture of the "liverpool" tunic that was my inspiration


Kristi H. said...

Charise is adorable in your pint-size version of the Liverpool tunic! I'm sure yours turned out fantastic too! Can't wait to see it!

Kimberly said...

Super cute. Good job! I don't do clothes either. My attempts have been unwearable. Last spring I bought patterns for a skirt for me and a dress for Sophia but our move got in the way of my ambition. Maybe I should pull them out before Sophia outgrows the pattern.

Ells said...

she's so cute... love that little face! Did you ever post pictures of the tunic you made in 08? That's worth posting too!

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