Anywhoo, on to the pretties!
'Caroline's Herb Gathering Dress'
|The linen apron was made from a pair of pants I got off the 50 cent rack at Salvation Army!|
|Gathering basket, bandages, dried flowers and real glass bottles!|
'When Wishes Come True' dress
And here we have Kit modeling the "When Wishes Come True" dress...it comes with a tiny 'Wish Dust' necklace! Both ensembles are for sale in my Etsy shop. Plus more to come ;)
The most challenging part of all of this is opening a shop without any sewing supplies! All of my sewing stuff is still packed away in storage and I am making do with what my grandmother has lying around....which means I get to sew everything on her 1963 Singer Featherweight!!
This machine is a dream. It's an absolute dream. At 50 years old, it sews better than either of my modern (name-brand) sewing machines--although it only does one stitch. It takes heavy fabrics very well. It's lovely and adorable and tiny and quirky and very, very quiet. My grandma bought it in 1963 to patch my grandpa's Navy jeans and paid $3 a month on it. (!) I think I shall christen it 'Betsy'.
My grandma also graciously donated the use of her dining room and dining room table, haha...here you can see all of my various upcoming projects. ;) I've never had a room specifically devoted to sewing, nor a large enough surface (besides the floor) to cut on so I'm very grateful.