Pulling Out the Sewing Machine

by Aubrey on April 12, 2012


Hello friends!  I just had to share my success story here with all of you.  Destri has been trying to convince me for years (literally) to pull out my sewing machine and make my three girls some cute things (like she is doing all the time, sheesh!).  I’d thought about it numerous times, but just wasn’t feeling like I could do it.

With the new year I decided to make a goal to make my girls Easter skirts.  My biggest excuse for not doing it sooner was that I didn’t know where to begin…finding a pattern, picking out fabric, finding the time….etc.  Luckily, Tara, from Tales of a Trophy Wife, came to my rescue.  We went to the fabric store and she helped me look through the pattern books to find a pattern (didn’t know you could do that…:-) and then she helped me pick out the fabric.


Then she came to my house and helped me cut out the pattern and sew part of one of the skirts.  Then she did what any good teacher would do and left me on my own to make them, but that I could call her with any questions.  Hours and hours later I did it!  I’m so glad that she did leave me to make them because I learned a ton.  She also helped me make a cute Bubble Skirt for my baby.   I’m so happy how they turned out and it is so fun to see them wear them.  I’m excited to get going on some more skirts or pillowcase dresses that are so adorable!

What is keeping you from pulling out your sewing machine?


p.s. the photos were taken by Ashley from the fabulous Ashley Zufelt Photography.  If you are in the San Antonio area you’re in luck – she is too!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Tara April 12, 2012 at 10:53 am

You did a great job! You should make all your girlies matching skirts every week:)


Destri April 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

Thank you! I have had the hardest time understanding how someone with three girls and a sewing machine wasn’t sewing! Okay, I understood, but sheesh! I’m sure you’ve given her that confidence she needed.
Love your cute skirt pattern too :)


Destri April 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

Yay! You did a great job! That is exactly what it took for me. My sister signed me up for a sewing class and told me I was going. They picked out the fabric for me, told me what to do, and I went home with a finished purse (the one I gave to you!), and the rest is history!
Thanks for sharing Aubrey,


Aubrey April 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Thanks! Yes and I still love and use that purse! :-)


Julia @Blue-J Cottage April 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Great job! I am an avid sewer and I sometimes find myself in the same predicament. Sometimes it helps to have a friend to just nudge you a long a little bit :). Great job! They turned out so well!


Sydney April 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Those are darling skirts. You did a fantastic job!

I moved and hadn’t pulled out the sewing machine yet until today. I whipped up the cutest little black apple doll with a hand painted face. Now I have the bug once again and I’ll start sewing things up for the new house. It just took getting it out and dusting it off!


Anand Mistry April 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

First of all, your 3 angels are too much beautiful and you are getting fabulous one from your sewing machine. I’m beginner in sewing and trying to do similar thing with my time and for my daughter. But, I still not get any success in it. Now, I’m quite positive after reading your experience and going to buy new sewing machine. I’ve already published my question and how to guide on my blog which help me to buy new sewing machine. I hope it will work for me and reach at my goal very soon. By the way thanks for sharing and this is my first comment on your blog. But, it’s quite amazing start for me and looking forward for next interesting one! smile from here… :)


jojo April 13, 2012 at 4:43 am

adorables ptits bouts de choux bravo superbe couture bisesssssssssssss


Colleen April 13, 2012 at 8:06 am

I have three girls….similar ages and I loooove that pic! Those skirts are great!! I have sewed a very little….I haven’t gone back for fear I have noooo clue what I’m doing!!


Stephenie April 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

Darling skirts!! I just recently finished my sewing/craft room in my basement and I am looking for easy sewing projects. Do you mind my asking what pattern you used?


Aubrey April 17, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thanks! It was a Simplicity pattern #2356.


Amber April 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

I meant to tell you on Sunday that your girls looks ADORABLE! Fantastic job!


Natalie April 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

So cute!! Great job. I liked hearing this story. I really need to dust my machine off and get sewing again. What is keeping me from it? Energy, a mess in there, and a hit to my confidence last time I sewed! But, I know I can do it! Thanks for the inspiration to get going again.


Suzanne April 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

I’m so impressed and glad you got pictures of them in their new outfits. You have those most adorable children and our family just loves them to death as I know many others do too. Impressed you made your goal a reality good job!


Aubrey April 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Thanks Suzanne you are sweet!


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