Tuesday, June 22, 2010

sew good...I'm a projector

It's been about 2 1/2 years since I've sewn anything (other than the ghetto baby hat I made a month ago) - the last thing(s) I made were these stylish ensembles for us to wear around the farm.

One of the things on my list of things to do this summer is to sew something; this desire to sew came before Tom and I decided we were going to try NOT to buy any clothes for the next year. I guess it would be June 2010 to June 2011. This decision came after we had a closet makeover 2 weeks ago - everything was folded - washed - and each item had a home in the closet. We realized that we DO NOT need any clothes. We're not going to be ultra conservatives and not buy anything - the "rules" to the "no clothes" thing is that it does not include shoes (woohoo), and we're going to put $20 in an envelope each month for socks and unmentionables that we might need. I also am allowed to make my own clothes and we are able to accept clothes from people (hint hint to the moms). I guess another reason for not buying clothes is that we're trying to be super savers for seminary and the poorness we'll experience for the next 4 years. I'm trying to get into the coupon thing - but that's a blog post for another day.

Sew.... here is the first item I've made. The pattern cost 3.44 and the fabric cost me 3 bucks - it was only $1.50 a yard! So - pretty cute dress for about $7.50. I'm ok with that. The pattern said you can make it in 2 hours - but it took me about 4. Thanks mama for teaching me how to sew!

Don't confuse me for this little girl:

Also - while I was pinning the top part of the dress - I thought about how wonderful it would be to stay home all day and craft - then I thought that what I do is not just crafting and that sewing is considered a "project." I pondered what one might call someone who does an array of projects - and the obvious answer was a projector. I looked it up at dictionary.com and projector is correct. Who knew.


  [pruh-jek-ter]  Show IPA
an apparatus for throwing an image on a screen, as amotion-picture projector or magic lantern.
a device for projecting a beam of light.
a person who forms (does) projects or plans; schemer.


  1. Your dress is so cute!! I think it looks great! I can't even sew a button on a pair of pants. Maybe I need a lesson??!!

  2. i love your new dress chane'!!! so proud of you. tom needs to take you out in that!


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