Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happiness Project, February, Sewing

So I have jumped on the happiness project bandwagon. My project this month was sewing. Joan and Fred gave us a sewing machine for Christmas and I have wanted to learn how to do it for a long time now. My mother taught me a bit but I don't think I have done anything since I was twelve! Here are my first two projects. I decided to make dresses for Anna out of mens shirts.

The first one I made is here:

If anyone is interested in the tutorial the link is here

The second dress I made is here:

One big thing I learned from making this dress is that it is NOT flattering on Anna's body. When you see it in person it makes her look like she has a huge gut, but I am going to add a ribbon around the mid section to try and compensate for that. The tutorial actually shows making a waist band, but I didn't like it, I think it is a good idea though.

The tutorial for this one is found here

I had a load for fun doing this project and I am excited to do several more things I have picked out. I felt good being able to make a dress as my first project!

Next month I am going to be working on healthy eating and fitness. I have a few goals picked out, working out 3 times a week, eating healthy etc.