Saturday, February 27, 2010

A first of many I think

It has been a long, long time since I actually have sewn anything. I made a few things for young women's projects in high school but nothing really since then. I knew I liked to sew and I have been wanting to attempt it for a while. I think I was just nervous to start, how or what do I start with. So I just went with it. I have been wanting to make a dress for Kyla from a shirt of Dustin's and I found this one he bought and has never worn it because the neck was too "femme" he said. It really was weird and looked funny on him. So I thought it would be perfect. I used one of her other dresses as a guide line and the rest, I just guessed! It only took me around an hour and I actually really like it.

Here it is before:

And after!

What do ya think? I am going to do some more in the next couple days. Talk about saving money eh! I want to do one with one of his button up shirts. Wish me luck!

14 comments:

Mindi said...

I think it's darling. You never know what you can and cannot do, unless you try...you've seen all my attempts at many many sewing projects, but at least I now know whether I want to make more or not. Good for you!!!

The Anderson Family said...

K I think you should make one for emma!!! So cute, I love it.

Jessica said...

I've seen this in a magazine, it's darling! They added elastic at the waist and it looked so fabulous. You are so creative!!!

The Harker Family said...

So, so cute!!!

Amy said...

So cute!! That is a great idea. It makes me want to try it with one of Dustin's shirts for Taylor.

Lynn said...

Cute!!!! I love it! You are the frugal Queen. I really need to learn how to sew. I guess I should get gutsy and at least try it.

Tim and Ashlee said...

That's totally cute. Good job!

Jordana said...

Goow work Mindy, it would be so cute with a button up shirt too. I love finding easy projects to do, but I seem to have too many on the go right now.

Carrie said...

So cute! She looks so "rocker-chic" in it!

Janas Bananas said...

It looks good!! Very creative to take an old shirt and turn it into something good. I can't wait to see how the other one turns out...I want a button up shirt dress!!

Alison said...

Mindy, you did a great job! I'm all about projects that can save money too. I should look through Ryan's shirts and see if he has any he wants to get rid of if you want some to practice on. Good for you for!!

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Rhiannon Nicole said...

Girlfriend where have you been?! We haven't chatted in forever :) And that is the cutest thing I have ever seen! haha I love it and can't wait to see the next!

Cole said...

Adorable!! Good for you!

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