So, apparently I’m Suzy-Homemaker (cause if you bake and sew you’re a home-maker?) as I recently dusted off my sewing machine that has been in its box since my late lovely Nana gave it to me as a present for our wedding shower. It always taunted me just sitting there in the box, and while I knew I wanted to open it but I was fearful. Which seems so silly now that I’ve worked on several projects and it really was so easy to use. I took sewing in high school and a lot of what our teacher taught us came back instantly. But winding and loading the bobbin always seemed to give me trouble. With a few YouTube tutorials…it was done! I’ve had a pile of thrift store finds that I’ve wanted to either shorten the hem, take off horribly long sleeves, or both. It a nice pile to have as these are all things I can practice on. Now, I’m not that confident to try it out just yet on our own Etsy store’s vintage dresses as we already made the decision that those will be taken to a very skilled tailor but of course.
This particular dress has been in the pile for a long time. I had needed to take it to the tailor. Originally, it was super long…all the way down to my ankles, and the sleeves were outdated. But I really saw that it had potential: I loved the collar, the floral print and those darling buttons. So as I got my machine up and running, I knew I wanted this dress to be my first project. Now, I should have taken a before photo, but in all seriousness…I was too excited and just started sewing away. And it was amazing that that it didn’t take long at all.
But it was a fun, easy project and now I want to ransack every Fort Worth thrift store (even more than we already do) and hem everything! Though I do need to work on my sass and hands on hip, one or the other Heather, one or the other.