Monday, January 14, 2008

New Sunday Dresses!

A few weeks ago while going through some fabric I found a little plastic bag of this cute embroidered corduroy material that I had already cut out to make simple little jumpers for my girls. I had cut the material and the lining and never sewed them together. I remember doing this a year ago last December when we were still in LA and thinking I would whip those out before Christmas. I guess I stuffed it away and never got it out again. Thankfully I cut the pieces too large and so now it fit the girls perfectly this year. :) Anyway, I set up my little machine downstairs and watched "Stardust" with Kendyl one day last week and sewed the pieces together during the movie. I'm so use to things taking weeks and weeks because I don't get inspired to sew unless it's something extravagant and complicated, that it was so fun sitting down and creating something new just during the time of a movie. I may have to do more simple little projects like this. I had fun looking at them during church and thinking to myself that I made those cute dresses for them. It's nice to see my handiwork more than just once a year at Halloween. :)

11 comments:

Kristen said...

they look so good! way to go karalenn - you talented lady. And with those boots! so perfect.

jessica said...

I'm super impressed...mostly that you could crank out two dresses in about 2 hours! They really are cute!

Seth Hippen said...

I already told you this 'cause I live in the same place as you, but I love the dresses, and the cute girls wearing them make them even better.

Carrie said...

You are so talented. It makes me sick. I'm glad I don't know you personally, just vicariously.

Sidenote...Just wanted to tell you we just watched Stardust, because of your review from forever ago and we liked it a lot. Thanks for the recommendation.

Lisa-Marie said...

You are amazing! How fun. I love matchy matchy clothes for my girls. I might have to use you as inspiration and learn to sew.

Nanette said...

Aw! So cute! Your girls look older already! Sheesh! I'm a little disappointed though, 'cause I thought it'd be a picture of a cute Sunday dress that you bought for yourself. Oh well. Another time.

cbracken said...

LOVE THEM! I think you are the daughter my mom never had! Haa haa...she is the seamstress and always made matching things for me and my sisters...I guess you have to be a 'Smart' to sew...???

sunnytosh said...

They look great! Makes me wish I could sew.

Marsh Family said...

Holy crap! Even cut out beforehand those darling dresses would have taken me weeks with many complications! And then they wouldn't have fit. They look darling on your precious little girls. You are amazing. Teach me! Teach me! Teach me!

Val said...

I love matching dresses! Sweet sisters.

SpokaneMama said...

way cute dresses! My girls won't wear stuff like that anymore! They are 9 and 11 and have told me that they are not "girly girls". Boy they take all my fun away! Keep making those cute dresses while you can!