I have to say that I wandered upon this website a couple months ago. I LOVE the idea of making such cute fashionable stuff for my girls without spending $100 and up. But I was scared! I let my fears steer me away from it. The videos looked easy enough. They swear a beginner can make this stuff. But is it really possible! I am a self taught sewer. I have NEVER been able to read a pattern. Even with the shopping cart covers I have recently sewn, I did my own thing. I bought another pattern that looked easy enough and was very disappointed. So the thought of spending money on yet another pattern that I'd never sew, scared me!
But I'm one to not let my fear get to me for too long. I decided that I am going to do this! Not am I only going to do this for myself but for the other moms out there that want the adorable boutique clothes!
I got the patterns all printed out, cut up and went to town. I took Miss Isabelle to the store and she picked her own fabric. She was incredibly excited. I just had the pieces cut right there. We came home and the pattern was so incredibly easy to read! I made sure I had all the pieces it told me I needed. It was quite helpful. The only problem I had with the pattern at all was the gathering of the dress. I have NEVER gathered before but after 2 minutes, I realized I just needed to make sure the stitch was the right length just like the pattern says!
It also said that it is a great way to work with the kids. I have to say that this was the best part! Isabelle really loved having a huge part in her dress making!
She was quite pleased with the end product as well!
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