Here's the down-low. When we got pregnant, I assumed we'd be having a boy. Ceth's family is full of men. Imagine my surprise when they told us it was a girl! I'd never sewn much in my life - a few throw pillows was my limit. But suddenly, my nesting instinct took over and I had a huge desire to learn how to sew. I have no idea why. So I got out my old sewing machine:
Ain't she a beauty!
This thing is so old, it only goes in forward and reverse. So pretty though! I had really no idea how to sew clothes, so I bought a book I would recommend to anyone thinking about learning to sew for girls:
She taught me just about everything. Then I found a bunch of blogs online who have great step-by-step tutorials like this one:
After making what I thought were awesome outfits, that I now realize were SO elementary, my mother-in-law gifted me her incredible sewing machine. This thing has about 150 different stitches!
Now, about 2 years since embarking upon this adventure, I've started to sell my creations. My Love used to call my sewing "doodle-buggin", meaning I was just playing around. So my "hobby" is now called Doodle Bug Kidz. You can find me on Facebook:
or email me at doodlebugkidz at centex dot net.
I have an Etsy shop - but can't seem to get enough made to actually list anything:
I've also been given the opportunity to start selling my creations at The Market at Brady Standard in downtown Brady, TX...if I ever get caught up on what I've got booked so far!
Here's some pics of my latest creations, all patterns by Create Kids Couture http://createkidscouture.com/
The Willow Wrap Jacket in Multi
Yellow Chevron Birdie Peasant top with matching ruffle pants.
Once Upon a Time Peasant Dress
And, the adorable outfit created today: Autumn's Peasant Romper.
All of these outfits have been sold. Only the Willow Wrap Jacket and the Yellow Chevron outfit can be recreated. The others are one of a kind!
What's coming up next? I've got an order in for this sweet number...Man, I love this dress!
Just want to give a shout out to those who have purchased from me - you know who you are. Thank you!
Who knew that getting pregnant would not only make me a momma, but also a seamstress!