Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My first tutorial, fun!

Here is how to make a skirt in an hour:

Start with 1 yard of fabric, this is my yard folded in half.

Cut your folded yard in half on the fold.

Wrong sides together and stitch the two short sides.

Now you have a big tube of fabric. It needs a hem and a casing.

fold down a few inches and iron in place.

fold your raw edges in to the middle of your ironed edge and press again. Do this to the top and bottom of the fabric. For the hem stitch all the way around, for the casing leave a gap to insert your elastic.

Here is the big tube of fabric with a casing on top and a hem on the bottom.

Cut your elastic. I cut my elastic to the size of the waist UNSTRETCHED. Then I overlap about 1.5-2" inches. Thread your elastic through your casing and stitch the gap closed.


And here is the happy recipient trying it on:


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Amazing! This blog gets updated??

No, not very often, but I am trying to do better. I don't think I have sat down since November and it's likely I haven't updated the blog since then either. Sadie is now 16 months and the countdown to nursery is on! It will be nice to be able to listen in church again...assuming she cooperates, but that is not very likely. Jenna is 4 and is working on learning to read, write her letters and ride her bike without training wheels. It's too soon to take the training wheels off her bike, but she is getting there. Kristin is in the final countdown for the end of the school year. She has run nearly 40 miles afterschool and will have an awards ceremony next Tuesday for running club. Jason just got a mountain bike and is enjoying glimpses from his youth when he was younger and riskier. He's having a blast and hopes the whole family can get bikes so we can ride together...I have not given in yet. I'm still busy busy busy with my little dress shop. I think I'm up to about 40 dresses in the last 3-4 months and no signs of it slowing down any time soon. We are looking forward to the air show this weekend, school getting out and some time to go camping this summer. I am ready for warmer weather, but not too warm yet.

Monday, March 29, 2010

What I've been up to lately

It's been quite a while since I made an update, we have been a busy little family lately. I have been sewing up a storm and recently started selling the dresses I make. I first decided I wanted to take up sewing after seeing the beautiful work of another seamstress known as mamapatrice. (see her blog here http://blog.patricemitchell.com/) I will be back soon to add pictures of my dresses and give a little update on what we have all been doing the last few months.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Our basement flooded!

After 24 hours of rain our sump pump quit working and our basement flooded. This happened yesterday. We have a lot of clean up ahead of us and hope we can save some of our belongings.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Too much to update, but here are some recent pictures

So I never even finished adding pictures from Disneyworld and I now have pictures from Alaska to add at some point. I am too far behind to catch up so I am just going to have to start fresh. Sadie is almost 10 months old now and I figured you may want to see some recent pictures so here you go:

Some Sadie pictures from about a month ago:

and Halloween:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Long overdue update

My apologies for going so long without an update. I still have Disney pictures to upload! Jason and I are both in school and Sadie is newly mobile. It is hard to find time to blog right now. I will try to add more pictures and some family news soon.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Disneyworld Pictures