Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just because it's homemade doesn't mean it's cheap

I just got back from JoAnn's. I used several coupons and the other stuff I bought was already on sale and yet... I still spent more than I thought I would. It would've been cheaper to buy the dresses at a store but I want my daughters to have a dress made by their mother for their special day. I'm making E's baptism dress and the new baby girl's blessing dress. Now I'm terrified because I've never sewn satin before. I just have to keep telling myself, "I can do this". I feel like a big, pregnant blue engine looking at a big mountain made of white satin.

M4865 is the blessing dress and M5793 is the baptism dress (I'm doing the sleeved version but tweaking the design just a bit by adding a sheer skirt overlay) Check out these cute patterns (I got them for $1 each)

BTW, I've almost finished the shimmery lavender afghan (just need to decide on a decorative edge), made the diaper bag New Year's Eve and I've cut out the burp cloths so those should be done this week. Oh, and the carseat cover is done too. Check them out!


  1. Wow - you are a whirlwind of activity!!! Is this the nesting instinct? :) Your projects look beautiful - you have a lot of talent! (A tip for sewing on satin - make sure you have a smaller sewing needle that is very sharp!) Can't wait to see pics of the finished dresses!

  2. Thanks for the experienced tip - I'll use a new needle before I start sewing. :) I'm still not sure what size to make the blessing dress since we aren't set on a date yet. We may do it in June or wait till September when we can do the blessing/baptism all in one weekend.