My mom has taught me the guidelines of sewing since I can remember. But until the past two years or so, it's never really been something that I really through to do or even necessarily enjoyed doing. I made the occasional skirt, doll, or whatnot, but nothing serious. I sorta thought being a sewer was kinda a "homeschool" thing. I can say that without malice because I WAS a homeschooler! =)
But I first began to enjoy it when, in a time when I needed a hobby to occupy my time, I decided to make a quilt. Then I began joining my family in their hobby of Civil War reenacting, and before long, I'd begun sewing "Little Women" dresses. And two quilts, a 1860's gown and skirt, a Western style frock-coat (long tailes and everything), and other miscellaneous project later - I can say that I enjoy sewing!
One of my favorite things to make are little girl dresses (21st century dresses, that is!). Being an aunt of three nieces (ages 2, 1 1/2, and 9 months), I love making "my girls" clothes to wear, and this Simplicity pattern is one that is not only quick and easy, it's also adorable! With so much potention for improvisition, the fun and girly options are endless.
My most recent dress is made for 1 1/2 year old Bethany. I'd been fishing through our boxes of material, looking for something to use and found this material. I thought it looked plain and unexciting, but it was my best bet from what we had. But seeing the end product, I'm pretty excited about the results!
With two siblings married and babies a common event, I hope to keep myself in the dress-making business for some time. I love being an aunt!