Sewing Adventures – with 17 kids and counting!


The “girls”, Stacy, Jess & I recently had a little sewing day.  I have never been taught to use a pattern and I was very excited to learn!  The kids had a great time playing.  Mostly the big ones played outside, and the “littles” stayed inside, but every once in a while Eli and Mary Claire would sneak out to play with the big kids.


This is me…learning to cut out my pattern…I still have so much to learn.  I am thankful for patient friends!  We all planned on matching dresses for our little girls and our plan for the day was to have one completed.  Plans change!  Its hard work sewing with 17 kids. :)   We still left with one nearly completed dress.  I’m hoping after we move I can finish the other one!  I stayed so busy I didn’t stop to take many pictures, so I borrowed some from Stacy’s post.


This is my “almost completed”  dress for Jo Anna.  I think we would all agree that a dress with a round yoke and curved gathered pockets should NEVER qualify as an “easy” pattern.  Having this one under my belt definitely gives me a little confidence!


REALLY…we didn’t put the kids in a cage!

Thanks again to Stacy for her hospitality and patience!  And thanks to Madisyn for lunch and all those yummy chocolate chip cookies!  And to Jess for the “made by momma with love” tag that made the dress extra special!  At the end of the day we sat and visited a little while and then had all the kids pose for a quick picture.  Look at all those kids!  No wonder we didn’t get finished!!!


Madisyn suggested a mommy picture as well and we obliged…



2 Responses to “Sewing Adventures – with 17 kids and counting!”

  • alison says:

    Oh! That looks like a lot of fun! Glad you are learning to sew and even better that you have some friends to teach you! I had to figure out my sewing alone, with God’s help (; I have a couple friends that come over ever other week, one with 9, another with 7, another with 5 like me. Our kids are a tad older than y’all’s, but I am always amazed at how smooth things go since all the kids play well and are well mannered!

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