Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Regency Dress Part 1

I just purchased a pattern from a great Regency website named Sensibility.  I am so excited to get started sewing.  A friend of mine and I are going to be making outfits together.  She chose the simpler pattern, while I choose the more difficult one.  I don't want to infringe on any rights so I will not post photos from that website but will post them as I start the project.

I still am not sure what fabric I will use.  I have seen so many ideas that I like but I don't know which one to choose!  I am not sure if I will make a morning, afternoon or evening dress.  I would like to make a morning dress that can become the others by adding a new layer.  We shall see when the pattern gets here as to what I make!

A Scrubs Top

A friend of mine asked me to help her by making her mom a scrubs top out of Patriots fabric as she could not find one at all.  I had no clue what pattern she had picked out.  I had a fairly easy time at it except the neck line.  There were some instructions that did not make sense.  I made my way through it well enough to finish it and be pleased.  It was a lot of fun to sew.  Her mom was very excited about it and could not wait to wear it.

How I Got Started Sewing

When I was a young girl my grandmother started to teach me how to sew.  We made pillows first since it was all straight lines.  I gave them as Christmas presents to my Mom.  Next we made a simple jumper for me to wear to school and church.  One year I wanted to make a skirt for the first day of school so we set on that adventure.

After that I did other projects through out the years such as shirts, vests, couch covers and more pillows.  I kept working on my basic skills.  I got a sewing machine shortly after I got married and I love that machine.

Last summer I decided that I needed to make myself a new Renaissance outfit as I had lost weight and did not fit in my old one and wanted the challenge myself with a sewing project.  I used a pattern for the top but made the skirt from my mind.  I am fairly happy with it.  (I also made my hubby's tunic with my mother-in-law.)

Now I am on to more projects and I am excited!!!!