Well, I posted earlier that I would begin sewing again. My first project would be to sew for my new BJD’s because I figured I could work in that scale (1/4) more easily than FR size (1/6). I must admit it was a little bit of a challenge for me. I learned how to sew in middle school from both my mom & my grandmother (who was a seasmstress & can sew without a pattern!!!) and sewed most of my clothes in middle & high school. I even sewed my own homecoming & prom dress by finding a pattern similar to a dress I saw in a catalog. The sewing continued until my mid 20’s when for some unknown reason I just gave it all up.
Two years ago my mom & grandmother gave me a brand new Singer sewing machine for my bridal shower gift. I was so excited and new I would begin again at some point. Well, that point began about noon on Friday. First it was a little difficult learning a whole new machine. I had my 1977 Singer machine for all those years & this “new & improved” machine was just not as easy as it claimed to be, LOL. So two hours was spent just figuring out all the little stuff. Whew! Then I actually began cutting & sewing – and that was another trial. I pinned things wrong, I cut things on the wrong fold, and the list goes on… I realized that I knew alot more back then & was trying to remember little tricks to doing things.
So around 6pm yesterday I gave up, LOL. I just had to put everything aside and take a breath and just start again on Saturday morning. I started up again around 11am this morning & finished up the dresses I set out to conquer around 2pm. It’s a good feeling though, just to get back into sewing & see the fruit of my labors. I know I’ll get faster & remember those little things I forgot as I sew more, but in the meantime I’m very pleased with how these little Valentine’s dresses came out. So here is Brielle to model my 2 dresses. I have sewn 3 in each color and they will be up for sale on ebay shortly if you’re interested.