The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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craftsy_bombshellI know that to most people, the idea of watching an online tutorial to learn how to do something wouldn’t exactly make their list of ways to spend their free time. But to me, an admitted crafty addict, I consider it pure bliss.

That’s why I’m so excited about one of the gifts I just received for my birthday: a gift card to Craftsy! OMG, there are so many options. I could learn how to make cheese, marmalade, or how to upcycle yardsale furniture. And I just might take ALL of these classes at some point in the future. I mean, how cool would it be to be able to say you make your own cheese? Just imagine your next dinner party, “Oh, this brie? Just something I whipped up myself.”

But after perusing the catalog of potential classes, I’ve decided to tackle Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress. Although I’ve been sewing things like doll clothes and tote bags, I haven’t yet been able to make anything that had to actually fit someone. A few years ago I tried making a dress for my daughter. Although I was proud of the final product (because it was my first time attempting an invisible zipper), it wasn’t without flaws. And it didn’t fit. Soon after, I gave it away at a children’s clothing swap. While I was bummed that my daughter couldn’t wear it, I was so pleased to know that at least someone could.

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