sewing :: the day I made my own dress pattern

We recently decided (read: my husband generously decided) to turn one of the bedrooms in our house that was being called the “office/guest room” into a usable art space that our daughter and I could use for crafting.  In other words, it was a solution to all of the projects (ahem … crap) that constantly would take up half of the dining table.  We recently actually had guests stay over at our house so that meant I needed to clean up the room, and it ended up being the big push I needed to really organize and sort things out.  I went through some bins of fabric from shopping excursions of the past and came across this cute mermaid fabric that I bought from somewhere I can’t remember.  Of course, the second our daughter (now 5.5 years old — what the what?!) saw it, the demand for a dress was made.

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sewing :: simple sundress

I took the “simple sundress” sewing class at Gather Here in Cambridge recently.  It is a two-part class (3 hours each session for a total of 6 hours) and I love the little dress that we made.  I made a little dress for our baby-to-be at the time last July, but it was so much better having guidance and professional help step-by-step this time which ultimately resulted in a much better made dress.

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