When I got pregnant, I quit smoking. I picked up sewing as my replacement hobby. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
The first thing I made was a blanket made of old t-shirts we don’t wear anymore. It’s not the best, but I love it and it keeps us cozy when we curl up on the couch. I’ve made some pillows and sewed patches on my jeans that I refuse to throw away.
I’m not really a skirt-wearin’ gal. I like my jeans if I’m out, shorts if I’m home. But, when I patched my jeans with the $1.50/yard material, I decided to use the remainder to make a skirt. I don’t need any fancy zippers or buttons – the elastic gives me room to grow!
Tabby wanted to help me with the measurements.
I’m also not really a shoppin’ girl. I don’t like to shop and I can’t get on board paying more than $5 for a shirt/skirt or $8 for pants. I’m not buying a $20 dress. So, if I can make a skirt for $1.50, that’s pretty good.
I decided to try to make a dress based on this design. I pulled out an old tank top and my new $2.50/yard material and got to sewing. I have no pictures of the “during” process, as I’m not confident enough in my sewing to make this a tutorial.
Here is the dress after the fact:
I am going to work on some different material this weekend. Try to get some more practice.
So, have you made any clothes? Are your animals camera hogs? How sassy are you during photo shoots?