I was so proud of myself! Even better, my aunt is a photographer and loved the thought of this cover being used in newborn photos! My confidence was boosted and suddenly I was finding inspiration everywhere.
I had a hard time getting past this part . . . that mess was killing me . . . but the pattern designer was right. Once the elastic was in, all you could see was total adorableness.
I made a few more diaper covers, but they were very time consuming. I found the casings were very thick and hard to push elastic through, due to having to create hems before creating the casing so that there would not be fraying.
I had been telling my dad about how much I was enjoying sewing some garments for the baby and how much I wanted to attempt some bigger things, dresses and such for her. Imagine my surprise when my father (who listens to me talk about sewing but who has no real interest in learning about it) showed up at my house with a brand new serger for me! I seriously feel like the luckiest girl in the world! Of course, by the evening I was watching instructional videos and giving it a test run on another cover I am designing.
It created ruffles in a breeze!
And oh my, how I was salivating over those professional looking seams! Did I really do that? The casings were where the huge difference was. Being able to serge my edges, then fold them over made creating these a total breeze. I was done in less than an hour and the elastic fed through like butter.
There is still some embellishments I want to add to this one but I am officially over my fear of garment sewing thanks to the wonderful tutorial and the serger that dad surprised me with! In fact, I would love to chat more, but I have a dress I want to attempt before dinner! ;)
Until next time, happy quilting (or sewing)!