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DRESSMAKING

I had been wanting to sew a dress for Emma for quite a long time but I just wasn't sure I could. I took a sewing course when I was sixteen and had made some dresses and skirts and even a formal men's shirt! But all I had done since were those dresses my mom and I made last summer for the girls.
Matilda Jane Clothing was my inspiration. I totally love those dresses, so cute, fun and so expensive! So, I decided to give it a try and see what happened! I used my quilting stash so I didn't quite spend any money. And since this is NOT a sewing blog, I'll spare you the tutorial! I found a super cute book at hobby lobby with lots of patterns!

Can't wait to get pictures of Emma wearing these! I made three in, basically three days! I'm hooked! I'm already "designing" the next ones!
So, here they are, my Catalinas! Yeah, I named them, dorky right? I'm creating a love tag for Emma. Catalina, right in the middle of the back lining!
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I'm feeling pretty proud of myself and somewhat accomplished! I had been thinking that I needed to do something, even a little thing, every day that the kids couldn't undo. Cleaning was not in that category.

8 comments:

The Blandon's said...

Super cute, if I ever have a little girl I want to order one from you! Good job!

Sarah said...

I am totally blown away and so jealous. What? Unbelievable. I want the one of the right!

Kristina said...

Are you kidding me? Those are awesome!! I would say I can't believe you made them, but you are way talented, so I definitely believe it. :) Did you use that Little Girls, Big Style book? Make sure to post some pictures of Emma in them!

Gillian said...

Love them!!! I will have to get a copy of that book. I can't wait to see them on Emma. Are you planning on making any of the ruffle pants to go under them?

amyrose said...

wowee! Look at those!! That is fantastic Rigel. Nice nice work.

Erin said...

Those are the cutest dresses I have ever seen. Do they come in my size? ;-)

Nataly Harris said...

Seriously sooo beautiful! Great work! (and I understand about Matilda Jane...so beautiful, but so expensive)

Alison said...

okay, but now you need to make me one! i wanna look as cute as Emma! you are so talented! just whipping up dresses like its nothing...