I did it!

So I conquered a fear this weekend. I made a dress! It is actually my second one. I made one this time last year too for Anne.

I originally blogged about this dress last May. I have a fear of clothes, for several reasons. Mainly just two: curved seams and not really being able to fudge the measurements. I mean measure or cut wrong and it isn’t going to FIT and then you have a bunch of wasted time, energy and most depressingly FABRIC!  So I made Anne one dress and never made another…until now!

This only happened because of Kristy at Hopeful Threads. She is such an inspiration, in sew many ways, that I finally decided that I needed to go outside my comfort zone for somebody else. I followed a really great tutorial from Sew Like My Mom, and it took me a little over an hour.  Thank you Kristy for inspiring me to get off my duff! (And PS. Anne will have one of these in no time!)

On a totally different note, I also finished my fourth Swoon block! Just in time to make it 4 for 4 – four months four blocks. What do you think?

On an entirely non-sewing related note – I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend.  We had a great weekend! We took Anne to our local Children’s Museum and she also learned how to pedal a trike this weekend! That was so cool to see, one day she couldn’t do it and the next day, like magic, she could. Big proud mama moment 🙂

Don’t forget to enter my TWO open giveaways! One from Fat Quarter Shop and one from Marie Bostwick.

I’m linking up to Connie’s linky party over at Quilting by the River.

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16 Responses to I did it!

  1. Such darling dresses! I absolutely love your swoon blocks too!!

  2. Debbe says:

    You did a wonderful job and Anne is a great model.

  3. Beth T. says:

    I love your Swoon blocks! Each is so nice it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I think mine would be the orange and gray one. Do you have a favorite?

    Hooray for you, conquering your fears with such terrific results. I took on curved seams this weekend and felt like I’d won a Nobel or Pulitzer when Johnny said, “Oh–very nice!”. It’s clear Anne is delighted with her cute dress.

  4. Lisa L. says:

    I am SO glad you are making dresses now. It inspires me to make the one I have been dreading for years! This summer I will! I love you dresses and your Swoon!

  5. Flying Blind says:

    Cute dresses and lovely Swoons xxx

  6. mo says:

    very cute dresses, and I love the swoon blocks!

  7. Carrie P. says:

    adorable dresses on that little cutie pie.
    Love your swoon blocks.

  8. Lisa C says:

    The yellow and gray block is just fabulous. But then the orange and gray block is fabulous. But then the aqua block is fabulous. I guess I like swoon blocks in awesome combinations and I didn’t know it!

  9. Jacque says:

    Both dresses are so cute…and adorable Anne is a wonderful model for you! Just wish I could hug her! 🙂
    Love your swoon blocks…you’re really cranking them out!

  10. Barb N says:

    I gave up sewing clothes for myself years ago after I ended up tossing the whole thing into the trash! Plus, my mil made a living designing and sewing wedding dresses, so I had HUGE competition just to keep up (in terms of my dh thinking I was doing something wonderful, lol). That’s why I started quilting – it’s precise. Love that you have ventured out of your comfort zone and walked away a winner – awesome!

  11. Vicki Ruebel says:

    Great dresses! You did a fantastic job. I do not like making clothing either…I’m not sure why. I just love the swoon blocks! They are so so pretty!

  12. Bente says:

    Hi Melissa,
    the swoon blocks are beautiful!
    AND Anne ist such a cute little girl, in this
    lovely dress. Tell her hello 🙂
    Liebe Grüsse

  13. Karrie Smith says:

    I love the dress and i LOVE the quilt blocks 😉

  14. Connie says:

    Anne’s dress is just adorable! I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more clothing sewing from you! Your swoon blocks look perfect, thanks for sharing!

  15. Mishka says:

    Love Anne’s dress and your swoon blocks. Very pretty.

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