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A couple months ago, back in my spring semester at Union, my mom and I found a vintage dress pattern at an estate sale. We thought it might be fun to try making it, and since it promised to be an easy pattern, we tried it out. I made my first dress during spring break and loved it. If you don't already know, my mom is an artists and one of her main products is fabric. We decided that it would be fun to make a vintage dress out of some of her fabric. 

When I came home for summer I started work and never seemed to have time to spend a whole day sewing. Finally, after our trip to Chicago to get my visa, I had an extra day before going back to the kiddies (I spend summers working at a huge hospital day care). We washed the fabric, ironed it, and laid out the patterns. Surprisingly the whole dress making process didn't take nearly as long as the first time I tried it. The best part was that I sewed my dress while mom sewed hers. My mom has always said she hates sewing and doesn't think she's good at it, but I am here to tell you that she is wrong. Sure, she didn't go to 3 summers of 4H sewing camp like me (laugh all you want but I can sew anything now!) but she did a great job! Here's a few photos from the process!

Oh, and one more thing. This is probably my last post for a while, because I'm going to be studying abroad! Visit my blog here or go to ayearinspain.weebly.com for the school year!
9/11/2012 12:19:22 am

I love the picture, Shelby. I forgot to get one when I was there so I glad you posted it. Your mom showed me her dress. They are so neat. You'll have to make more---next summer!


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