For now, it seems that I have an overwhelming desire to sew....only I haven't really mastered my sewing machine. I did take Home Ec way back when in middle school and I could work a sewing machine as good as the next girl. And when I made Kyleigh's baby quilt a few years ago I used the sewing machine for about half. But now, with a different machine, I am at a loss. I am hoping to find someone to teach me how to use it. So in the meantime, I'll be doing my sewing projects by hand.
My first project was a sundress for little Abby. We went to the fabric store on a whim, and found some ruffled material that is perfect for this kind of project. And within that selection, Abby found a Dora the Explorer pattern. :)
Obviously we had to get it. I wanted to get some material to make a dress for Kyleigh, but there were so many choices that she would like that I couldn't decide on one and so I wanted to wait until I could take her to the store with me.
The 3-inch strip I cut off was intended to be used for the straps, but then I remembered some ribbon I had with all of my other fabric quarters and sewing stuff. Abby picked out the pink ribbon with flowers and dragonflies on it.
And here it is, sewn together in a night and the straps sewn on the next morning.
Abby was very excited to have her new Dora dress that Mommy made. :) She kept posing for the camera and told me to take her picture. haha What a little ham.
And now I need to get some of this kind of material to make a dress for Miss Kyleigh. :)