Friday, April 26, 2013

Schoolhouse Tunic: What a great pattern!


First, let me just say that this pattern is great! It is easy to follow and understand, especially for someone who has just begun using patterns (that's me!). One recommendation...actually take measurements. I just kinda guesstimated what my size would be based on what I normally wear, and I really wish I had gone up a size. Other than that, this is a great pattern for someone looking for A SIMPLE SEAM to sew (see what I did there ;)). No zippers...no buttons...just piecing the pattern together. I will definitely be making more of these over the summer, especially when the craziness of senior year with AP tests, grad parties, graduation, finals, etc.. is over. On a side note, I am soo looking forward to attending Samford University in the fall!! I have a roommate already and a few friends from my school are also going there, so needless to say...I CAN'T WAIT!! Any advice about transitioning from high school to college would be greatly appreciated! Just leave a comment below :) Can't wait for the summer to get here so I can get started on some dorm room projects!! I plan on making a duvet cover, pillows, a desk chair cover, and probably some other little things for my room! I will definitely be posting pics as I make them :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

First.Blog.Post.Ever.

So this whole blogging thing is entirely new to me so bear with me. Anyways, I just wanted to share a little bit about the inspiration behind this blog. About 4 years ago, a family friend, Mrs. Chris, began teaching me how to sew. Without her, this blog probably wouldn't exist! We started with a hexagon quilt for my niece (I was soo done with sewing for about a year after I finished that quilt). I sewed most of the quilt by hand, which was challenging, but it turned out to be really rewarding in the end! Up until about 2 years ago, my sewing machine stayed in a box in the closet...now it is always out and ready to go :) Since I made that first quilt, I have made 2 other quilts and a bunch of other projects...from make-up pouches to coffee cozies and most recently, clothes! So, thank you Mrs. Chris for teaching me so much about sewing and about life. You are like an aunt/sister/friend to me and I am so thankful that God placed you in my life! You mean the world to me! Love you so very much!