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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What shall I make today?

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!


  1. That is precious, and Ella makes a darling little model.

    1. Thanks, Brooks! I'm glad she likes to dress up in all the things I make for her.

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging, Veronica.


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