Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A sewing breakthrough!

I made something last weekend. Something I can wear. Something I am kind of excited to wear.

This is a breakthrough for me. To this point, I've barely made anything even for my kids to wear. I've made applique onesies, a pair of pajama pants and a few onesie dresses for friends with girls. But besides a scarf, never anything for myself. So this was exciting.

I saw the tutorial for the Simple Skirt on the fabulous blog, Made. And indeed, it did look simple. Then I looked at the remainder of that vintage sheet I purchased last week, the one I used to make my door wreath. 

Funny, the colors are not something you'd typically find in my wardrobe. Pastel, springy colors. But they just looked so happy. I thought, maybe I'd use it for my first attempt. Because, if it turned out terribly, well, the whole sheet only cost $3.

But it didn't turn out terribly. At least, I don't think so!

In fact, I kind of love it.

Will you please tell me if I am crazy, and if this isn't cute?

It's so comfy.

And springy.

And I didn't even have to hem it -- I just used the hem of the sheet! The whole thing, start to finish, took less than an hour. Immediately when I finished, I started rummaging through my fabric because I have decided all I need this summer is about 10 of these to wear, and I'll be happy.

What do you think? Can you tell it is handmade, from someone who has never made a stitch of clothing in her life? Can you tell it is an old bed-sheet? Or are you a tiny bit in love with it, as I am? I'd love to hear! Really, tell me if it is terrible -- I can take it. Otherwise, I might be wearing it in public very soon! And I'd also love to hear, what was the first article of clothing you sewed for yourself?
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  1. That is SUPER CUTE!!! And the pastel colors are so trendy right now! You better wear that! I made one of MADE's skirts last week. Check it out!

  2. Love this skirt (although I don't have the figure to wear it!) The watercolor florals are all over the stores now too! Thanks for following on my blog (I'm now following you back!) Have a great weekend!

  3. Absolutely adorable. Love it! And I love the wreath. You're on a roll, girl!

  4. Thanks ladies! Glad to know I'm not crazy! I am so wearing this on Easter if it finally gets warm enough. If that fails, I have a trip to Texas next week where I KNOW it'll be warm enough!
    Kat, thanks for following me! And Jenny, I'm coming to see!

  5. Great job! It looks so springy!

  6. "Comfy" is my middle name. I should totally attempt this!

    Thank you for linking up to What I Whipped Up Wednesday! xo

  7. I can totally see you wearing this. Very cute!

  8. Your skirt is very cute. I like the Springy print. Nice job!

  9. Your skirt is awesome!!! I can't believe it's your first time!!! Very good work girl!!!
    I haven't dared to try sewing anything for myself yet!! I find it really scary...

  10. Cute skirt! I wish I knew how to sew...maybe add that one to my neverending list..:) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. Oh my word! I am "sew" impressed (sorry, I couldn't help myself). ;) You did a fabulous job--it looks great on you. I've seen that tutorial and bookmarked it...I guess I need to try it now too. :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! Have a blessed Easter. :)

  12. It really does look good! Can't believe you snagged the sheet for just $3!

    Saw you at Serenity Now! Hope you can come say hi at my little blog sometime. :)

  13. It looks awesome! Well done, it's great to finish a project and be proud of it.