Monday, September 24, 2012
I bought this orange bird print in fat quarters last year. I did more fabric shopping than I ever meant to do this year, so I am trying to use up some of my stash fabrics. After taking the ruffle dress challenge, I wanted to make something quick and simple. And peasant dress is becoming my go-to-kind of dress now.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
This Ruffle Halter Dress has been on my to-do list for a while. Now that my new sewing machine came with a ruffle foot and a narrow hem foot, I finally took the challenge!
The dress pattern is Ruffle Halter Dress from Ellie Inspired. The link to this dress pattern and the tutorial seems to have been removed, but I had the pattern printed out so I was able to make it.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
I got my new sewing machine! After checking different brands and models online, reading all reviews, I decided to get Singer 7258. It is an affordable model and seems very popular. I got mine for less than $170. My hubby was actually willing to spend more, if that would keep me from screaming and yelling at the sewing machine... But I could not tell if spending few more $100s would make a difference, and certainly commercial grade machine is not something I need. So I chose this Consumer Digest "Best Buy" model :)