Made it Monday: Peasant Tops for Georgia

Monday, April 30, 2012

I really do hate sewing. I hate sewing like I hate exercise. I hate actually doing it, but I usually like the results.

I decided that I needed to learn how to sew on sleeves. I can now pretty much make Georgia as many jumpers as I want, but without know how to do sleeves, I would never be able to really make a nice dress. I also have this nasty habit of always wanting to buy my baby clothes, so learning how to make my own little things out of my fabric pile would help me out financially.

I used this pattern by Sew Sweet Patterns to make the dress. I thought the pattern was inexpensive and straightforward. With all that said, it took me over 3 hours to make this first shirt.

Cute, though right?  I just had no idea how to sew on sleeves and feel like, to make the shirt faster, I would have had to have had someone sitting next to me demonstrating how to do it.

At one point, while making it, I put everything away and threw the shirt in the trash because I was so frustrated. Scott talked me through it. I'm glad he did.

I decided that practice makes perfect, and I tried my hand at it again and made this:

Ipod Touch photo because my camera wasn't working
This time, it only took me a little less than 2 hours and the sleeves are a bit more proportional.

I'm no seamstress, but I get pretty happy when someone in public compliments Georgia's shirts and I can say:
"I made that."


  1. Those are awesome! What kind of fabric do you use?

  2. I got both of those fabrics from Hobby Lobby. I LOVE Hobby Lobby fabric.

  3. you make me wish even more that I had a sewing machine that worked properly. I want to make cute shirts for Brooklynn!!


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