Monday, July 20, 2009

I did it!

There have been a couple of sewing projects that I have wanted to do for the past couple of months, but never got around to doing. One was a skirt for me. I had found a free tutorial on the internet for how to make one using a skirt that you already have. The other project was some ties for the boys, also a free pattern and instructions that I found on the internet. I was just waiting to get some material. So when I received a 50% off coupon in the mail for JoAnne (a fabric/craft store), I decided now would be a good time to make the skirt.

When I finished the skirt and realized that I had a fair amount of material left, I decided that I would try making the little boys some ties. I am pleased with how everything turned out, especially it being my first time making these things. Keagan, Deker and I wore our new things to church. Here are some pictures we took before we left.

For those of you that are interested, here are the links for the patterns I used. For my skirt I used the tutorial on V & Co. for her Tablecloth Skirt. Although, I didn't have a tablecloth so I just used fabric. For the boys' ties I used the pattern and instructions from The Purl Bee for Little Boys Ties. I did make quite a few changes to the ties I made to make them more kid friendly and I sewed all of it with a machine.

7 comments:

Caprene said...

wait, we can't really see the skirt though... which pattern did you use?

Vera said...

Great job, Brenda!!!

The Roberts' said...

Nice job! I love the matching ties.

Sara_and_Curtis said...

Your skirt and the ties look awesome!!! You are amazing Brenda!

Dangela said...

I think you have discovered a new talent--you are getting really good! Nice job!

Tory and Elizabeth said...

You ROCK! I just need you to teach me all of your cool tricks, from couponing to sewing.

Erin said...

Per my most recent blog post, I envy your gifts! Handsome little men you have there.