I've been taking a wonderful class at the Finishing School, here in Salt Lake. Quite awhile ago I was going to take the class, but the scheduling didn't work out and it just never happened. I'm SO glad I finally made it happen. The Finishing School deserves a whole post to itself, but let me first just show you this sweet dress I made Vivi. I'm so inspired to make a dozen more!
The wonderful thing about the class is that I get to work in a quiet, clean, organized place with no interuptions and an expert at my elbow. I learned about how to make a reversible garment, how to make buttons holes, do pretty top stitching, some basic things about fabric and all sorts of handy tips. I do a lot of sewing, but I've never really learned the right way. So, it's been great to learn simple things like how to read a pattern and whatnot.
A girlfriend gave me this skirt she was getting rid of because she knew I would love the fabric. I often find the very best fabric in upcycled pieces of clothing. That's the great thing about sewing for kids; it's easy to make a whole baby dress out of an adult's skirt.
I think my next project for her will be this reversible wrap dress. It looks so simple and I've got a ton of skirts and shirts that need a new life. Baby dresses will be just the thing.