For years my husband has said to me, “Honey, you work too much! You need a hobby”. So guess what I got myself a hobby. I’m gonna learn how to sew!!!!!

It all started when I was planning my outfits for our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World (granted it’s still 3 months away). I’m creating themed outfits and I’ve already put together a Snow White inspired outfit, I’m working on an Evil Queen inspired outfit and so forth. I really wanted to find a Tiki dress when I happened to come across this AMAZING fabric on Etsy (I found more on Ebay) and thought I could have a dress made just for me with this magical fabric. However the more I thought about it I decided that I wanted to make that dress for myself.



So I headed on down to Hancock Fabrics and low and behold they are starting a new session of classes next week! So I signed up, bought myself a sewing machine and a fancy new table and gosh darn it I’m going to learn how to sew!

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I’ve been checking out some great blogs about sewing. Tilly and the Buttons and Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. Both have been immensely helpful and inspiring. I even bought Gertie’s book. My mother was an amazing seamstress and I’m really sad that I never got to learn from her. She made the majority of my clothes until I was about 10 years old. And then when I got older she would make costumes and even made a few swing dance dresses for me. I’m not sure why she never taught me, or why I never asked, but now I am going to learn and I hope to do her proud.

2 thoughts on “Sew…………..

  1. This is something I also long to do. It seems our mothers were both quite the seamstresses. Mine also made clothes for my sister & me. And she sewed a lot for the dance studios too when we were very little. I learned to sew in middle school. But never really took to it. I tried later in life to make doll clothes. That was fun!

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