Numerical Knitting

July 15, 2008

You’re doing what?

Filed under: General — by bethc @ 12:10 pm

Cutting out the flower girl dress Once upon a time I used to sew clothing instead of knitting it. In fact, while I didn’t sew my wedding dress, I did sew things that I wore at both the rehearsal and at the party the evening after the wedding.

In recent history (we just celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary in June) I haven’t done much more sewing than putting the patches on Bunny’s Tae Kwon Do uniform. Oh, and I started a quilt last summer, but that’s a whole other story.

The reason for sewing today comes because my brother-in-law is being married on Saturday. Bunny is the ring barer and a cousin is the flower girl. The cousin in question is long and lean so finding a sun dress long enough would have required major alteration. I offered to make it rather than face the altering. I forgot how fun (and fast) it is to make clothing. After pre-washing yesterday, today in about two hours I got it cut out and have most of the top (and thus the fiddly parts) finished. It helps that I picked a super easy pattern and the only modifications I’m making are to make it size 6 with a size 8 length. I have high hopes that she will look particularly adorable!

In other news the yard sale was a success. We made $134.50 and only had to put $70 of gas in the borrowed minivan, so an actual profit! I didn’t bring back nearly as much as I took so that’s the real gain. There are a few things that I’m going to try to sell on Craig’s list or Ebay, we shall see how that goes. After the sale, I found some real treasures in my parents’ basement. Relics from my mother’s by gone days of crafting… but those will have to wait for another post!


  1. happy belated anniversary! be sure to post photos of the dress when it’s all done. yard sales are so much fun aren’t they? and believe me, you can sell anything on craigslist. someone will want it!

    Comment by mai — July 15, 2008 @ 3:14 pm |Reply

  2. Isn’t sewing unbelievably quick? My seamstress skills have rusted somewhat but it’s still fun to whip out the occasional outfit. Yes, post pix of the dress!

    Can’t wait to see your mother’s craft stuff.

    Comment by Carrie K — July 21, 2008 @ 6:00 pm |Reply

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