I have a rather unfortunate relationship with my sewing machine. I love it and respect it and am frequently inspired to use it. But, until a couple of weeks ago, I never had sewn anything on it. This is after my mother got me this beautiful refurbished machine as a birthday gift 5 years ago! (Dearest mother of mine, if you didn't know this before, I'm really sorry.)
Driven by desperation to make a last-minute-but-priceless birthday gift for a little friend, I got out the machine and opened up the manual. After a little bit of coaxing and studying, the machine came to life and began to do the same things my mother's wonderful old Bernina did for me all throughout my childhood.
I made Elise a skirt using this pattern, and it really was almost as easy as that blog's crafty mama claims it will be. Unless, of course, you have no elastic and nowhere to buy any, so at the last minute you have to convert it into a wrap skirt.
And the best part of all of it was that Elise loved the skirt! She wore it that evening at her birthday party. And then she melted my heart the next day when she walked into church wearing it too.
Lena, what would you like your mama to sew for you? How about some fabric beach balls? Comin' right up!