Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summer Sewing: Thanks Mom and Marissa!

When the kids and I went to visit my family in Washington, I brought along this embroidered linen that I wanted to make a dress from. My much more talented little sister, Marissa, had the perfect wrap dress pattern (and a wrap top she made from it that I tried on to see where I should make adjustments for me). Thanks Missy!

My seasoned pro seamstress mother let me use her machine. WOW, I had no idea what a HUGE difference it made to sew on a better machine! When I came back to my "beginner" machine, I found myself much more stressed and ready to use explicits at times :) (not really but you get the idea).

It was WONDERFUL having my mom right there to ask questions and demonstrate tricks for me. Oh and she has a serger, so that was a nice bonus while making this dress. It took some self control on my part to not just ask her to do things sometimes, but now I can say I did it all myself (with occasional guidance).

5 comments:

Hannah said...

You are so cute! Now you should make me something...haha. Miss you guys, the kids look extra cute!
-Hannah

Marissa Smith said...

You did an AMAZING job Maegan! i love it, i want one :D


CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!!!!! YAY!!!

B&DCrysler said...

You are so talented it's ridiculous!!! Maybe I need to go visit San Fran to get some lessons... :-)

Mike and Laura said...

MAEGAN-That is AMAZING! I want one! :) I can't believe you did that. Way to go! I ALWAYS tell my mom I'll try it by myself, but then I always give in and ask her to finish it. :)

The Mills said...

That's a really cute dress!! Good job!