And this year I made Maddie fleece pillowcases for her new pillow ( she picked out the material at the store for me- Cinderella, of course, her obsession!). I know, I know- wow pillowcases they are the easiest things out there. But I want to build my confidence up, not swear at my sewing machine trying a tough project. And they turned out amazing (I made two). I am proud of my work.
Now this last week I decided to try another project. Which Livie was growing out of her fleece sleepsacks (store bought), and the next size up is cotton. I don't want to switch to cotton till it warms up. So I have been looking at buying new ones for the next couple of months. And I really can't afford 2-3 sleepsacks at $20-$25 (some more) a piece. So I got online and found a pattern/instructions. And tried it out! And I made two sleepsacks for $10 (fleece was on clearance and zippers were 50% off). So that made me feel frugal on the money side, and like a crafty on the sewing side. And I never have done zippers before, and even though they aren't perfect they do what they are supposed to and my second time trying is even better.
So in conclusion, I would just like to say I have made mistakes and had to unpick some parts of the sleepsacks, the pillowcases were a sinch- no unpicking there. And consulting my mom about each project and having her walk me through it before I attempted it (thanks mom!). I feel like I am getting better on my newly budding sewing skills.