Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Me? Sewing? Oh Yes.

It all started with a "little" website called Pinterest.  I have found that most people who like that website also LOVE to craft, sew, bake and shop online.  If you know me at all, you would know I am NOT crafty whatsoever.  Somehow I came from a family full of crafty, baking, sewing, canning experts and never got the "bite".  Well a friend of mine loves that stuff and decided to make her kids matching outfits for Easter.  That turned into some peer pressure and I decided I would take on a little sewing project. 
Meet:  The Twirly Skirt
Instructions HERE!

Four of us went out for girls night and went fabric shopping. (This is where the peer pressure happened)  :)  I broke down and picked my fabrics.  That week I picked up my Mom's sewing stuff and brought it home.  Last weekend we spent about a day and a half sewing and sewing.  I simplified mine by not doing the tie through the waist.  Just elastic at the waist.  After doing three I feel like an expert at the twirly skirt.  Here is what they look like.  Although I am hoping to get a good photo shoot of all my kids when we get a nice day outside.

Top: Lexi
Left: Mycah
Right:  Dejah 
(I did panels because I didn't have enough of the flower fabric and I LOVE it)
 Quick photo shoot with Mycah
 I had this fabric left that I never ended up using so I whipped it together in about 30 minutes :)


  1. Great job! So cute. Sewing has saved me from a bored day more than once! I'm glad you are picking it up.

  2. ah, so cute!! So are you still a pinterest hater? :)

  3. Those are super cute!!! You did a great job on them!!

  4. Pintrest is growing on me slowly. Yes I did make that cake :) So I guess you couldn't call me completely "undomesticated".

  5. Great job! They all look awesome! What is the next prejoct??

  6. I'm not sure, but I think something is wrong with this commenting thing. I've hit publish and some of your comments just didn't get published. Anyway, thanks all.

  7. Those are really cute! I have made some like this for my girls too and LOVE them. You should make Logan a tie to match. I just posted an easy looking pattern on my pinterest board today.