Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kids Clothes Week Challenge, Fall Edition Day 2

I spent last night finishing the backpack for my girl. It's not fancy, but it will hold her homework without creasing it. Also, it matches her lunch box. That's just a little mama geekyness.

I also spent this morning finishing up a dress that I had intended to finish before school started.
I pulled out my very favorite sewing tool - my buttonhole maker.
It always makes perfect buttonholes, unlike the buttonhole feature on my zig-zag machine.

I was able to agonize over button choice, make the buttonholes, sew the buttons on and hem the dress this morning, and I still have a little time to stop in here and share the photos.

A girl could get used to this 2-hour alone time.


  1. looks like you have some fun vintage machines?

  2. I do, I have used an old Spartan that was my Mom's since I was 10, and I just got a new (to me) machine this spring that does zig zag.
    Every once in a while I have a yen for a fancier machine, but I always come back to my comfy old ones.