Well, for starters, my first ever blog entry! I've been talking about starting a blog for weeks, maybe months, now in order to share my sewing projects with friends and family and possibly some other interested sewing enthusiasts out there. I'm a little nervous because I don't know squat about having my own blog, but I'm a pretty fast learner, so I'm sure I'll do just fine eventually. Please be patient as I learn the ropes!
A few months ago, I took my mom's old 1974 Bernina Record 830 sewing machine in to be serviced, and to my surprise, I discovered that it is a really great basic machine. So began my search online of simple, free clothing patterns for my daughter and some cute fabric. I was amazed at the online world of sewing/crafting that I for some reason had no idea existed! I immediately began following several of my favorite blogs like The Cottage Home, Me Sew Crazy, Made, Craftiness is Not Optional, and See Kate Sew to name a few. Now I have a list of over 30 blogs that I enjoy reading almost every day.
It wasn't long before I decided I really wanted a serger. Everyone on the blogs had one, so they must be great! Shortly after I made this known to my husband, he surprised me with a new Brother 1034D. I'm still learning what all it can do. Using a serger definitely makes the final garment more professional in appearance though.
So, without further adieu, here's what I made today: a Valentine nightgown for my daughter!
I made it using a McCall's top pattern, but I lengthened the sleeves and top and added a wider ruffle. The fabric is from Hancock's that Ella and I both just adored! The entire project took about an hour to make. And in the process, I decided to try the rolled hem feature on my serger! It was a success.
For Christmas, I made a similar one using vintage Christmas fabric that I found among my mom's fabric stash. I'm just in love with these gowns, and I'm sensing that more will come. A holiday collection perhaps!
Anyway, I'm excited about the blog, and I hope that I will have a reader or two. If not, that's okay. I still plan on sewing! I've already got some other projects in the works to post about, so check back soon.
Thank you sewVery much for stopping by!