The 365 Day Challenge

My goal is to create something every day using something from my craft cupboard. I am a self-confessed fabric addict and just love to fossick through thrift shops and find treasures.

So here goes. Live, love, recycle and get crafting.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Day 201 - Sewing School - Bear gets a dress

Ever since she made the pink bear Juliet has been desperate to make it a dress, so today we had a little sewing lesson where she made the dress on my sewing machine. She has a little kids sewing machine but it is so fiddly and hard to use that we have only used it twice in almost 2 years. She was really excited to have a turn at using my machine, was very cautious with the pedal and listened very carefully to all of my instructions. It was heaps of fun for us both.

Here she is choosing some fabric.


Adding elastic to the casing at the top of the dress.

And proudly displaying her creation. (Oops, we hadn't brushed her hair yet )

I made this dress too, which she calls karate bear. Sewing the tiny little neckline was really tricky. Do people have special sewing machines for this?


  1. Juliet you have made a gorgeous dress for your pink teddy. She looks very special in her beautiful dress.

  2. Juliet, what a great job of making a dress for your bear!!! I'm really looking forward to seeing you sewing more and more, as time goes on. Oh, yeah, btw, tell your Mum that she did a good job on the karate bear dress, too, please!!


  3. Thankyou ladies. We are both looking forward to doing some more sewing together.