Friday, March 23, 2012

Project of the Moment - Back to School

My cousin's little girl had her birthday party over a month ago and I started making her a dress two days before the party.  It was last minute because I didn't know what to make/give her.  I made the bodice for the dress but the placement of the straps was bad so she couldn't try it on.  I was thankful that I had bought her two tops and I was able to give her those on her birthday so she had something to open.  I have been desperately trying to finish the party favors and decorations for my son's birthday so I put the dress on hold until this last week.   I removed the straps and guess what, the bodice was too small!  I guess it's a good thing I signed up for an e-course on how to sew children's clothing.

I found out about this e-course last week while reading luvinthemommyhood.  Immediately I clicked over to Whipstitch Fabrics to read all about the e-course.  Taking an e-course is a big commitment for me because it means I need to set time aside to "study" and practice the lessons I'm learning.  The first week we learned how to construct a twirly little girls skirt (and make a few variations of the skirt pattern), which was perfect because we got a last minute invite to Gaby's birthday party on Saturday!  I really like the structure of the classes, the instructional videos are clear and they are short enough for me to watch on my lunch break.  I also appreciate the fact that she has considered our busy schedules and the lessons should take no more time than 45mins.  

If you want more information on the e-course I'm taking or want to check out the other courses offered by Whipstitch Fabrics, you can check them out here.

I can't believe I made such a cute little skirt, this class is already paying off!  :)



Simplesimonandco said...

LOVE the skirt...and LOVE Whipstich! You are going to love the class!

Amy Holmes said...

I think the skirt is adorable! good job!

Ashley Peric said...

Thank you Karen! I was amazed to find these cute prints at Walmart. I think the quality and selection of their fabric is improving. :)

karen said...

Super cute, I love the mix of patterns:)

Rhiannon Parker said...

SO cute! I love the fabric you chose too. Just ordered a similar style for my little girl. Loving navy on little girls. Awesome job on the skirt too, looks great.