I’m working on some new projects at home. Most of them involve the “C” word. Yes ladies, I said it – the “C” word. We all hate that nasty little word. Men use it to annoy us, kids never say the word if they know what’s good for them, and we try to avoid using that word with all our might. C L E A N I N G – there, it’s out! Whew! I hate that word! I’m trying to get organized without feeling overwhelmed. When school starts, I want to devote my time to making gifts for you all, doing homework (should have written that one first!), and sewing. I want to make a fabulous new shirt for my daughter. I’ve looked all over locally for a pattern but there is only one that I really like. This is the Abigail Dress Top. You can get the pattern by going to the linked photo:
I follow the “Sew Mama Sew” blog. It happens to be my favorite and only sewing blog that I follow. They have great advice. No, I’m not getting paid to tell you about the site. But I did manage to enter their contest to win that shirt pattern. Hope I win but with 263 entries, I’m thinking I’m just a number in the wind. The other AWESOME contest I’m signing up for is to win a Husqvarna Serger. You can enter too by going to this link. You have no idea how BADLY I need a serger. I’ve never had one but just know I need it. Ever feel that way? I’m an ice skating mom. I buy ice skating dresses. Have you ever known anyone that does this? They are super expensive. They will run you anywhere from $60 for the cheap end all the way up to $1000 for the expensive stuff. This mom is on a fixed military budget so I want to make some instead.
I’ve already purchased my very first pattern by Kwik Sew. This is the one I chose for her as my first project:
I’ve been sewing since I was a little girl. But this is a new adventure for me. The material, the stitches, the tight fit. Kind of makes me feel intimidated. However, so many dress makers have told me that my life would be so much better if I just had a serger. I’m hoping for it. Will Santa come early for me? Just to show you how badly I need a serger, my children left me a message on my youtube account: