Guess what time it is?? It's CRAFTY TIME! Tomorrow I get to join a couple friends for food, fellowship and sewing fun! Remember Tyson's quilt? If not, you should click on the link and go check out the pics from my last adventure into creativity. Now it's time for Jori to benefit from her mom's crafty side. I have been checking out a few on line sewing sites and have big ideas for these two beauties:
|Jori and Charity|
Now I will show you the fabrics I've picked out and include some links to sites that show what I HOPE to do with them!
First, I am hoping to make a dress like this one out of a shirt I picked up at Goodwill. Thanks to the helpful lady at Fields Fabric (who are having a sale on Amy Butler fabric until October 11!) I also picked up some fun "trim" to lighten things up.
|Shirt and trim|
|Butterfly fabric for Circle skirt|
Once I feel a bit more confident about my clothes making abilities, I hope to tackle the next two projects. First is the Double Layer Skirt. I just loved the flower fabric and think I did a good job of picking a coordinating fabric to go with it.
|Double Layer Skirt|
Next we have something that seems so far beyond where my sewing skills will ever be that I am not even sure why I bought the fabric to someday try and make it! I give you the Apron Knot Dress. I actually found a tutorial to make this dress on the same site as the Double Layer Skirt, but the ones shown in the link are just so much sweeter!
|Apron Knot Dress|
Seeing as I don't actually own a sewing machine, it is going to take me a long time to get any of these projects started, let alone finished! Thankfully I have very generous, patient, super-crafty friends that are willing to share their talents (and machines!) with me. I will say that going to the fabric store is kind of addicting. If we weren't moving, I might even try to get Darin to see the need for me to have a sewing machine : ) I have actually looked on-line at Makro, a store in South Africa, to see how much a sewing machine would cost, but that would not be a "necessity" for setting up house, so I will just have to pray for a crafty, sewing machine owning friend in South Africa as well!