I don't have a sewing machine but have wanted to try making clothing for my two girls for ages! I have had soooo many attempts at making things, sewing by hand and they've all turned out bad...this is the most wearable thing I've ever turned out. It's far from perfect....I used a pattern for once which really helped and a vintage crib sheet with cute embroidery on it.... I bought them at a charity shop for a few pence because I LOVE vintge textiles and there were 6 of them in different colours and different patterns...my daughter is 2 and in a toddler bed so I knew I would re-use them in some other way. I don't normally cut up vintage textiles but felt these weren't old enough to really worry about....and I NEEDED to make a nightdress from one of them lol.
As I said it's far from perfect and I used the most basic pattern I could find...but I am happy with the fact that the stitches are strong enough to withstand a toddler wearing it!
There's something hypnotic about sewing a garment by hand and I plan to keep at it...I want to get good enough to make a garment which can actually be worn in public and not have anyone know it was handsewn! I don't think I would want a sewing machine now...I never got one as there were no funds....I coud probs scrape enough together now but to be honest they scare me a bit Lol!
Here's a close up of the embroidery....what IS the flying thing? Anyone know?