I wanted to make a simple, no-fail kind of dress with my old sewing machine before I replace it with a new one. I bought my Brother sewing machine more than 10 years ago at Wal-Mart. I believe I paid about $100. I wanted to sew curtains and whatever needed after moving into a new house, and I only need a very basic sewing machine at that time. When I bought it, I never thought I would use it to sew clothes for my daughter... As I sew more often, the problem with my sewing machine became an issue. The machine has let me create many dresses, but not without frustrations...because thread gets jammed all the time. Changing around the stitch settings did not fix the issue, so I decided to change the machine! So this dress shoule be the last dress made with the old machine...
I feel like the little birdie fabric is great for spring. I wanted to make sure the dress will still fit Momo next spring, so I used one size larger than her size now. Momo loves the dress and does not mind it is a little too big for her.
Momo was so happy to wear this dress...she showed me "I'm a princess!" dance.
She is entering this "princess" stage... every dress is a "princess dress" to her. Normally she wears pants everyday, but when she wears a dress, any dress, she shouts "I'm a princess!"
Momo is playing with a little purse I made for her.
This purse's pattern is from this Japanese craft book. Everything in this book is made with felt. I don't need the toy purse to last for years, so cheap felt is a great choice.
I should be sewing my next dress with a new sewing machine!
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