Thursday, August 25, 2011

My First Sewing Project for Nia & The Jazz Age Lawn Party

Photo Credit
I posted last month about the 6th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party that I wanted to attend and thankfully, Nia and I were able to go along with my sister, Ariane.

Although we were threatened by a few rain showers it turned out to be a gorgeous afternoon. Here are a few highlights:

The dance floor
All the pretty ladies
A performance

Dancing with Mama

Nia in her pillowcase dress I made

{You can see an online pro album here.}

Now about Nia's homemade fashion . . .

The pillowcase dress pictured above was made from an embroidered baby bed sheet. When my friend gave it to me I immediately knew I wanted to make a dress for Nia. During my free class at Pins & Needles, I discussed with Rachel, the owner, how to make it as well as consulted my mom. I ended up finding a great video on You Tube which I followed for the most part, with a few alterations since it was a sheet and not a pillowcase.

Check out the video; I love that it's so quick and simple:

Although Nia's dress was a tad too big, I love how it turned out, and it wasn't that bad for my first attempt at sewing something for her.

Next up I want to tackle a project from Little Things to Sew, the book I picked up at Pins & Needles as well.