I got my first sewing machine at 13. I made all my formal dresses throughout high school. About 2 years ago, my first sewing machine started to die on me. As my ability to sew went down, my stress level went up.
For my birthday this year, I got a new sewing machine and I am a happy woman again. I can spend hours in the fabric store just looking around an planning projects. I love making clothes for my kids.
The latest project? Smocks. The kids can still be messy eaters and according to my 4 year old "I am a big boy, only babies wear bibs"...what he does, his sister follows, so no bibs. Smocks, however, are cool and they will wear them.
The first picture is the back of my son's smock and the 2nd picture is the front. The 3rd picture is the back of my daughter's smock and the last picture is the front.