I've had the sewing bug.
I found this sheet set at Second Thyme Around and really loved it.
I immediately thought: Dress! Curtains! Hmm...what else could it become??
Yes! I had a project.
So...first Josie got a tee-shirt dress. I used several old shirts and tanks that Nate and I don't wear anymore. I didn't have a girl's a-line dress pattern (you would think I could find one online. If anyone has one, let me know!) so I made one up. Let's just say.....it needed some help. The neck was super big, so I had to make it smaller by cutting into the sleeves. Well now the sleeves are skin-tight. Ha. It is full of...um...character, shall we say. In other words, in the 4-H standards I was taught by, it would get a white ribbon for sure. But alas, Josie likes to wear it. I'd like to adjust my pattern and try to make more. I have tons of shirts to use.
Then...Malia got a pillowcase dress from the above fabric. Pretty easy. Took me a morning while I did other things with my kids. But they played by themselves a lot too. I used this tutorial. It went smoother than the tee-shirt dress, but I would tweak some things next time around.
I wanted them to show their dresses for the camera. This is what I got: