Remember a few weeks ago when I went thrift "shopping" in my mom's basement? I came away with some vintage fabric, featuring a lovely dancing couple. I told you then that I planned to make dresses for my daughter's Maplelea (Canadian Girl) dolls.
I have never sewed more than one crooked line my whole life. I wasn't sure I could do it, to be honest.
Guess what? I DID IT! It might not seem exciting for some of you experienced sewers, but this is a big deal for me. I screwed up a few times along the way, and the stitching is totally crooked, but I am happy with my first little sewing project.
I tied some ribbon (also from my mom) around the dress for a more form-fitting look. It came out shorter than the picture indicated, but I noticed the one in the video is shorter too. The pattern and a how-to video can be found here.
My mom gave me her old sewing machine. I remember trying to use it (and hating it) as a teen. It held up through this job though.
Just don't tell my daughter about the dress. This is one of her Christmas presents. I think I will give her the one dress for now, and ask her if she wants the same fabric for her second doll. She wanted some clothes for her dolls for Christmas and they are SO expensive. This dress was entirely free!
What do you think? Are you making any homemade Christmas presents?
Linking up with these wonderful sites: Sir Thrift A Lot and A Living Space and Homemaker on a Dime and Hey What's for Dinner Mom?and Six Sisters' Stuff and Cap Creations and The Cottage Market and Coastal Charm and Knick of Time and Apron Thrift Girl and The Thrifty Groove and