Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sewing Help

My sewing projects have been made possible by very generous family and friends. My grandma is an extremely talented knitter and sewer and when she moved into an assisted living home, I got her gorgeous sewing box, filled to the brim with every sewing notion known to woman. This isn't just any sewing box, though, it's a treasured piece of furniture.

My other most treasured sewing gadget was given to me by my aunt, MaryLee, who supports me in all of my crafting endeavors. This dress form will help so much with clothes making. Dan helped me set all of the dials to my own measurements. 

Amy, my good friend and sewing guru, told me that a dress form needs a name, so I chose the name Dolly!

This Hawaiian dress needs to be taken in and I can't wait to get started on it. Starting this project will definitely be made easier with the dress form but also because my friend Morgan was kind enough to offer to take out all of the side stitches for me! In Ellie's world, it takes a village to make a dress. Ha!


  1. My mom has a sewing box like that!

  2. AHH, what lyrics? 'flowers and books'? I just had that as the title because it's what I bought today! But your description of the song made me need to know, I love eerie music!

  3. OH THE TOTE! Haha! Nevermind! Yes, I love that song! Haha, sorry, I can be a bit derpy sometimes!

  4. The lyrics on your tote! It's a Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra song called Some Velvet Morning. Oh, I hope you like it! Check it out and let me know what you think. It is amaaazing, with these crazy time changes and just everything.