Saturday, April 24, 2010

i sew.

first, i wanted to show you the beautiful roses i got this past week. we had our last SGA meeting at school and it was bittersweet. bitter, because it was my last meeting as student body president and sweet, because they surprised me with these pretty little things and an hour massage at essential therapy. thank you. thank you. thank thank you. to 'my boys' and the senate.

now on to more crafty things.. i went home and picked up this heavy, heavy, heavy machine. its my necchi sewing machine. its my favorite because a. it was free (a hand me down from my aunt and uncle) 2. it is HEAVY duty (no plastic here, its pure metal) 3. its simple (no fancy computer screen or tricky buttons)

four years ago i couldn't sew a straight line. but thanks to many, many, sewing, construction and flat pattern classes and many, many hours spent in the closet (literally) they like to call "the clothing lab" it think its time to put all that education to some good use.

so i went to fabric heaven, aka textile fabrics and found these pretty little prints.

and then i decided to make another "katie dress." here it is mid-progress (right before i screwed up and had to rip out the whole back side with my seam ripper, hey i never said i was perfect. it takes lots and lots, multiply 'lots' times 100, of practice.

and here is my favorite part about sewing, the pressing (aka: ironing). i love ironing. it's my stress release. there is just something about taking a wrinkly old piece of fabirc and making it all smooth and pretty again. and proper pressing is the key to a well made garment. i promise. its all about the details.

and drum roll please. here is the first finished product. and my cute friend laura modeling, thank you. i have also started a shirt and a baby's dress. so stay tuned.

so heres to putting your degree to good use. somewhere my parents are wandering what they are going to do with me.

got to love a middle child.

much love,

mary morgan


  1. okay, teach me please. I can sew a not-so-straight line right now...and I need TONS of precious little boy outfits...what's a girl to do? Take a class?

  2. Mary Mo! I love this dress. Are those Amy Butler prints?!? so cute