Stuff I Saw On The Internet And Actually Tried With My Own Hands

My computer is working, for now. But strangely enough, without a screen to stare at all day I was actually productive. I sewed not one, but TWO separate articles of clothing for Caroline – one of which I’ve had bookmarked since before she was even born. All that productivity gave me a raging migraine though (or maybe it was detoxing from a weekend full of cupcakes) so today I’m just going to bask in the glory of yesterday’s projects.

First, I hung up this play thet I made for the kids and it’s their new favorite hide out:

easy no sew play tent

I got the idea here, the embroidery hoop at Joann’s and 4 packs of sheer curtains from Target.

Then I sewed this out of some fabric I bought for $2 a yard:

pillowcase dress

The tutorial is from my friend Jill at Baby Rabies and even though it’s really simple I suspect I messed up the finishing around the armholes.

pillowcase dress

Caroline was too busy eating cheese to notice it wasn’t perfect though, and I am too in love with the print to care.

And finally, I whipped up a little circle skirt:

circle skirt

I used Chelsey’s tutorial here (with inspiration by Dana Made It). This was my least successful sewing project, but only because I misjudged Caroline’s waist measurement. I swear I measured it at least 4 times but forgot that even though her BELLY is 20 inches around, she wears her clothes lower, where she’s only 18 inches around. Throw in my last-minute modification to hide the elastic instead of having it exposed and this skirt is definitely too big. Eh, nothing a safety pin can’t fix now and it will fit for a long time to come.

It turns out I’m NOT terrible with my sewing machine if I practice often enough. My new plan is to sew something at least once a month so I don’t lose the little skill I’ve gained. FABRIC STORE, HERE I COME.

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8 Responses to “Stuff I Saw On The Internet And Actually Tried With My Own Hands”

  1. Audrey says:

    I loooooooooove the circle skirt. I may have to bookmark that and make a few for Del! Lord knows I have plenty of fabric in my stash… ;)

  2. Elaine A. says:

    I made a skirt for K earlier this year that is SUPER easy and I want to make more but I haven’t pulled out my sewing machine in months. You may have just inspired me….

    I LOVE that pillow case dress print too! Great job, Momma! :)

  3. You did a GREAT JOB! That tent is pretty brilliant. May have to try that.

  4. Chelsey says:

    Look at you! I love how it turned out! Every mistake we make in sewing… means we learn something? Hee.

  5. Sarah says:

    Love the skirt! I have fabric for some pillowcase dresses, might have to check out Jill’s tutorial.

  6. sarrible says:

    So Caroline has Scarlett O’Hara’s waist measurement? Oh Margaret Mitchell. You liar.

  7. I’m so impressed! I just finished the kid’s halloween costume and am STILL working on his damn quilt. Sigh. I’ll never get it finished, but I have so much cute fabric stockpiled that i can’t wait to use! Only 7 more weeks until baby though, so I better get crackin!

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