10.9.10

This Weeks Creative Space

The last couple days I've been working on something completely out of the ordinary for me. I've always wanted to sew an outfit for Kaelyn but I am not a sewer. If you've read this blog for awhile you may remember me making curtains for our house, and that pretty much has been the extent of my sewing. When I saw a DIY kit for a swing top from littlefishbigpond that was on clearance about six months ago, I jumped on it and figured I could do that! The posting said Beginners could do it... ha! It really should have said you need a very good understanding of sewing to make it, because the directions left out a lot on what "beginners" need to know. The DIY kits are awesome, especially for those who know how to sew well. I just needed more help so thank goodness for my mom. She came and helped me along in the process of the top.

Then funny me, I had to make pants to go along with the cute shirt. Once I get the basic knowledge of something I don't set any limits. So without a real pattern I'm making some ruffle jeans to go along, and I'm hoping they turn out and fit! I must admit, this jean material is quite a bit harder to work with and of course I don't do anything the simple way... probably cuz I don't know how. Ha! Oh well, its been a fun new experience and I think the outfit may make some pretty cute pictures when its all done... keeping my fingers crossed anyway.

So I need to hurry up and get these pants done today so our kitchen table can be used for eating and Kaelyn's crafts again. I'll be sure to share a finished picture of the outfit with you all sometime soon... or when we get a good photo of Kaelyn modeling it. :)
This post is linked to Studio JRU. Check out Jennifer's blog and be connected to many more creative spaces. Have a fantastic weekend!

14 comments:

Jill said...

Wow! You are a super talented lady. I would love to see a pix of Kealyn in this cute outfit.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Aaah Jodi..I love this outfit! It's absolutely darling! You're doing a fabulous job for someone who doesn't consider themselves a seamstress. Your work looks professionally created to me! :)) Thank you so much for sharing today! It's always exciting to see what next Friday will bring. Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs of Southern Sunshine, Terri

Bev said...

good for you, jodi! i learned how to sew when i was in junior high, once you learn, you never forget. you are doing a good job!
xo

Christie Cottage said...

Cute!!! Jean fabric a.k.a. denim IS hard to work with!

Have a great day and don't forget to stop by my blog. I have an awesome giveaway this week!

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Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

too cute ... can't wait to see the photos of your little girl wearing the completed outfit!

AMKreations said...

Awe...we just received a birthday invite next week...so I'm brainstorming what to make! I think a cute little outfit...skirt and shirt would be great. Now to get it done!

Jen said...

Oh, you are so brave! I've not really gotten the sewing bug. I don't have a sewing machine to start, but oh...I just don't know. It's something that I wish I just automatically knew how to do!

LjWood said...

Wow! What a cute outfit! I can't believe you don't have that much sewing experience....and I love your blog! Now, if I could just get someone to come and make my blog look cute :x

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... that top is SO adorable and with the pants... CUTE! I can't wait to see Kaelyn modeling it. :) I admire those that can sew... I hope some day I learn. I love that you don't set limits for yourself. You go girl!! Thanks for sharing your project this week! :)

Carrie Schmitt said...

I love this outfit. Now I want to make one for my little girl too. I'm always amazed at how I always think things are more difficult than they really are once I try to do them. I feel this way about sewing. Once I started, I thought, if I had known it was this easy I would have started a long time ago. Remembering this helps me keep an open mind and be willing to try something new...because it probably isn't as difficult as I think. I'm glad you took a risk and made this adorable outfit! I look forward to seeing more of your sewing projects. It can be addictive:)

Carrie Schmitt said...

I love this outfit. Now I want to make one for my little girl too. I'm always amazed at how I always think things are more difficult than they really are once I try to do them. I feel this way about sewing. Once I started, I thought, if I had known it was this easy I would have started a long time ago. Remembering this helps me keep an open mind and be willing to try something new...because it probably isn't as difficult as I think. I'm glad you took a risk and made this adorable outfit! I look forward to seeing more of your sewing projects. It can be addictive:)

Diana said...

Good for you ... you tackled an outfit for your little girl. It just takes a little practice. Very cute outfit. Good job.

Lori said...

you're very brave! I know I'm not a sewer either...I have sewed a few things but not much. I think about things I'd like to sew a lot though...in fact I have a collection of vintage fabrics just because I couldn't pass them up and dream of making pillows etc...but they are still there in the closet. Bravo to you for doing it! The outfit looks so cute!

Jodi Ulschmid said...

Thank you! It was definitely a fun project... since it turned out anyway! :)
A friend took pictures of K modeling it and I can't wait to see how they turned out!