Friday, July 9, 2010

Jack of All Trades...

...Master of none. That's kind of been the theme of my life. Oh no, don't feel bad for me. I really don't mind. Since I was a kid, I have wanted to dabble in everything. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to play piano, swim, do gymnastics, play tennis, sing, and so on, so I did them all. I had a great time, but didn't really become the best at anything because I was so divided. Don't get me wrong, I was taught to do everything to the best of my ability, but my ability was limited do to my array of interest. This has carried over into adulthood. I like to cook, bake, sew, sing, play piano, play tennis, renovate my house, and the list goes on. Just like before, my humongous list of pastimes keeps me from becoming really good at anything. Nevertheless, I am still enjoying my million-or-so hobbies.

When I got married, my mother-in-law began teaching me to sew. I took a break there for a few years because, well, I had a few kids. Now, I am getting back into it.  I love making clothes for myself, but I haven't really done too much for my kids because, by no fault of theirs, they are boys. Boy clothes just aren't as fun to make. When I found out my second child was going to be a boy, I was thrilled. However, to be completely honest, I had one negative thought. No cute girly clothes, again. Seriously, that was my only disappointment. The clothes. So vain, I know. I could never be sad about my sweet baby Graham.

Anyway, there are a bunch of pregnant people right now and most of them are pregnant with girls. Yay for them and yay for me! I get to make some dresses! Here are two of my favorite creations. For those of you sewing pros out there, don't scoff. I had fun making them and I completely realize that there is a better product out there...but if I made better dresses, then maybe my cakes wouldn't be as yummy!
Aren't the frills fun?

I just love the lining in this dress!

Matching headband.

Onesie and skirt. I wanted it to be one piece, but I couldn't figure out how to attach the skirt and it still have the capability of stretching over the baby's head. I know there is elastic thread out there, but like I said, I like to keep it simple. I'll learn later.


Lauren Kelly said...

Stephanie, these are so so cute!!!!!! Pretty soon you can open up your own etsy shop! :) Seriously, great job girl!!

Michelle said...

Great job!! The fabric on the skirt is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

You are doing such a great job, with the stuff you are making. SOOOOO stinkin adorable!!!

Heidi said...

I'm impressed. Makes me want to get my machine back out, but I'm pretty sure I'm years away from having time for it again thanks to baby Lincoln & his daddy ;)