Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My First Project!

For Christmas, my mom got me my very own sewing machine! I've been borrowing hers for a few months as I'm teaching myself to sew. I'm so excited to have my own! The first project I decided to make is a winter coat for Tessa. I know, don't start small, or anything! I found this really cute pink and brown plaid fleece in the remnants at JoAnn's for 50% off and the pattern was on sale for 99 cents! The most expensive part of the coat was the buttons (not pictured here)! I still haven't sewn them on. My mom and I practiced making button holes on scrap fabric, but had no luck, so I'm going to sew on velcro and just add the buttons for looks. They are very cute, trust me!

Next week, my moms group is having a sewing day. Most of us are new to sewing, so one of the girls is going to bring her mom-in-law to teach us. I think I'm going to try to make a long sleeved bib. My mom found an easy looking pattern, and I know it would come in very handy! If I'm successful, I'll post pictures!

And, here's my obligatory picture of Tessa:

We went to a play date yesterday, and they had this nylon tunnel. Tessa loved it, and I think this picture is too cute!

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  1. Oh my gosh, that jacket is the cutest! I am IMPRESSED! I would love to learn how to sew one day...Tessa is very lucky to have such a talented mommy :)

  2. You did a great job sewing that! I have a sewing machine & REALLY would love to learn how to use it. It just seems like I never have time.

  3. Look how well we matched that plaid! I'm telling you, it's Vera Wang.

  4. Very lovely! It looks fantastic

  5. I have been "Blog Hopping today and fund yours....that beautiful coat is your first project? How cool is that! great post. Blessings, Joanne

  6. hey girl could you come to my blog and follow me that way I have you saved :) sendin your stuff out Thursday! Thanks so much