Monday, January 25, 2010

Sewing Mama

With my handy new sewing machine, I have begun to dress my children the way my mom dressed Kelle and I as kids... with beautiful handmade clothes.  I have a long way to go before I can be considered in the same category seamstress as my mom but here is my attempt at being a Little Debber.
I had a pattern for this dress but decided I wanted to jazz it up a bit so I used guitar patterned fabric and added my own guitar creation.  I was amazed how easily and quickly it went together.  The most tedious part of the whole thing was sewing all the little parts of the applique on.  I love the way it turned out and have plans to make many, many more in funkier fabric and some in girlier fabrics, too.  Lilly's robot dress is next up.  Here are some pictures of the dress alone and with a very happy Lauren wearing it.  She loves it so much, it is hard to get her out of it.  She calls it her "Kiki dress" because Kiki on the Fresh Beat Band (Nick Jr.) plays guitar and loves pink.  Therefore, she is Kiki because she loves pink and now has a guitar on her dress.  Let me know what you think of the dress.  It has been a long time since anyone other than my sister has left me a comment.  Thanks, Kel!

And what post would be complete without a picture of our dear, sweet Lilly girl?  She was sitting in her bed, dressed as Cinderella and reading her Tag Jr. books.  She was doing the cutest things with her feet so I had to take a picture of her tootsies.

And to prove that I don't just write nasty driveway notes to the hubby using chalk, here is a picture of a sweet love note I left in tonight.  I ♥ Keith!


auntie kelle said...

i love the guitar dress!!! i'm gonna make one for me just like it!

Robin said...

That doesn't surprise me. It'll be cute!

O'Mara Family said...

You are so talented!! I love the dress!

Anonymous said...

Love the dress Robin. Keep up the great work. The girls will love them. Get really good and when they need dress for homecoming, prom you will be all set. They will orginal creations designed by mom, Lauren and/or Lilly.