by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
Learning to sew has been a recent endeavor of mine and I have devoured every minute of it. It’s a wonderful 90 min every Saturday morning. And it makes my week end with a smiley face. See, I was put into contact with this wonderful lady named, Ethel, through another sweet lady named Ada. Both are Mennonite. And how I met Ada is another story. Either way, the result of these connections has brought me nothing more than pure joy and bursts of creativity. Over the course of a month, Ethel has taught me how to make my way around a machine. She started with teaching me how to thread it. Pretty basic. And then we made a skirt (for practice and I would NEVER be caught dead in it). Next, she challenged me to make my own pattern. Ok, well, I had an idea for what I wanted. I had bought Romalise a super cute summer dress and when I went to try it on her…it wouldn’t FIT…over her rather large noggin (THANK you David Kelbatyrov).
This is Ethel helping me get a handle on a few of the particulars
So, the dress, at this point looks something like this: