Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I've been bitten...bitten the sewing bug, that is! Seriously, all of my spare time is spent neglecting the toy messes around my house and hiding out in my sewing room (yay for nap time). The floor plan of our house came with a "hobby room" which I dubbed early on as MY room (hey, Ryan has a whole office to himself). And boy have I been using it!! I'm trying to take pictures of all my creations to share with you all. I made these little beauties a few weeks ago (sorry the pictures our blurry, hope you can at least see the cuteness of the dresses)

Molly's is Simplicity pattern 5695

and Sophie's is Simplicity pattern 2377

I'm not a huge store bought pattern fan only because they tend to over explain things and I usually end up kind of editing it anyway. Simplicity is usually pretty good though about keeping things, well, simple. :) And most store bought patterns are good for ideas and designs. Like the Matilda Jane like dress pattern and ruffled bottoms I just found. (Wee!) I have a post that I might get done tonight about the beauty of online patterns/tutorials including pictures of one I just did for the girls. I made some adorable dresses for the girls to wear for Father's Day. Sophie absolutely LOVES when I make her something new to wear. If she knows I've been in my sewing room she'll ask "what are you making for me, mommy?"

Yes my friends, I've been bitten hard by the sewing bug and who knows when it will end...Ryan might be staging an intervention soon...

...I'll let you know how it goes! :)


  1. Love, love, love it!!! I am hoping to get more into sewing someday. Right now I'm working on quilts for the girls' beds. But I'm seeing cute, whimsy dresses in their future just like your girls have! Again, I just love it. :)

  2. Very cute Em. Want to take a trip out to MN and teach me how to do that?

  3. Haha Lins! It's so easy! I'm actually looking into providing some sewing classes for a few friends of mine at our church. :)