Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just call me Sandra Lee

For those who don't know the reference, Sandra Lee has a show on the food network called "Semi-Homemade" where she makes meals that taste like they're from scratch, but their not. While I don't create my own recipes, I did make a couple of semi-homemade dresses for my girls last week. I was at Target and saw this dress...

I thought it was very cute, and upon further inspection I realized I could easily make it myself. So I found some shirts on clearance, got some material on sale, and had a coupon for half off the elastic. I used the bottom half of a dress pattern I have for the skirt and viloa!

I am really happy with how they turned out, and once I learned a few tricks on the first dress, the second only took a couple of hours (that includes waiting for Kaylee to get home from school so I could do some measurements). I can hardly wait to make more!

5 comments:

Natalie, Brian, Rachel, Erick said...

They turned out great, they look just like the ones at Target. Once again, you impress me with your abilities.

Mandy and Jason said...

Look out Martha Stewart! You never cease to amaze with your mad skills. I'm hoping I can learn some skills by osmosis, maybe just being in your presence... what do you think?

susan said...

The girls look so cute in their dresses. You are so creative. Good work!

C.A.L.L.L. said...

Super cute! If you want to make more, I'll pay you to make some for my girls, since I don't have a sewing machine or mad skills like you.

Shauna said...

I love it! You can make all my kids' clothes and I'm make you a mudroom. Deal? :)