Sunday, September 18, 2011

Adventures in Sewing

Today is Bid Day at BSC. Since I am one of the alumni advisers for my chapter, and a little Pi Phi obsessed in general, I decided that C must have a "Pi Phi Legacy" dress for her very first bid day. Did I mention I started it last night? I may have overextended myself a bit...

Fact #1: Attempting to sew a dress when you have absolutely no training in (a) how to sew or (b) how to thread your sewing machine will make you feel like an idiot.

Fact #2: Having a machine make you feel inadequate will urge you to retaliate by watching Youtube how-to videos at midnight and refusing to go to sleep until the pillowcase dress is complete.

Fact #3: Monogramming is harder than it seems.

Fact #4: Thank God the tiny person who will be wearing the dress is cute enough to distract from the mess underneath...

Fact #5: I think I  might actually enjoy sewing if I knew what I was doing.

Finished product after much much more time than I should have allotted:

I think this is how Vera started out...


  1. It looks wonderful Hillary. C is the cutest little legacy ever! :)

  2. This is presh! And impressive :-) I have a sewing machine as well.... though I can only make squares. Same goes for knitting.

  3. Thanks, Tessa. That makes me feel better!