“She Maketh Herself…”

Anna, Sarah, Liz, and Mary

We enjoyed sewing time with Liz! I (Sarah) haven’t sewed for a long time, and it was a joy to get back into it. This particular fabric was purchased from Hobby Lobby. For those of you who have wanted to learn how to sew, take heart. It isn’t hard; it’s only a matter of following directions, staying patient, and having a seam ripper handy :-).


“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands” (Proverbs 31:13).

27 thoughts on ““She Maketh Herself…””

  1. I think I’m going to try to make a skirt. I have nice dressy skirts but no casual skirts and can’t hardly ever find them in the stores. I have a pretty new machine that I have only used for crafts of different kinds. What pattern did you use? Does it take about 3 yds. of material to make the long skirts?

    Thank you,
    Butterick B4136, 3/12 to 4 yds

  2. That seam ripper does come in handy, doesn’t it??? I just hate doing it! 🙂 Your clothes look great!

  3. Very pretty! I love sewing and teaching my girls to sew. My oldest (18) has picked up hand embroidery and is making lovely pillowcases and other linens for herself and her sisters. They are priceless treasures.

  4. Hi Sarah,
    Oh how timely your post is. I have been sewing las of late, and while I sewed a lot when younger and even made the majority of my clothing for years and years, I was a bit nervous getting the machines out again. I am sewing successfully, and have recently begun designing and sewing Regency era gowns that I might wear to Jane Austen teas, etc. So far I have cut out the dresses I want to make, and there they sit on the crafts table waiting for me to convince myself I can do this. (LOL)

    I am completely happy as I have picked up my forgotten enjoyment of sewing. I have even begun two new smaller sized quilts Quilting another joy for me to work on.

    Glad to see you too were successful in sewing your skirt.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  5. so cute! What lovely ladies:). Are these skirts or full jumpers? Do You have a particular pattern you use?
    Buterick B4136

  6. I was just there the other day looking for some good fabric for outdoors which I could use to make two cushions for my outdoor chairs. No luck, but that fabric is pretty, and I like the cardigan you have paired with it.

    Love, Lori

  7. Love the new skirts…..my daughters and I enjoy sewing, too. I find it next to impossible to find modest clothing already made. Thank you all for being such a great inspiration…..really enjoy your blog.

  8. Such a cute picture of you young ladies! And how wonderful you’ve been productive with your sewing. 🙂
    Hugs from rainy Georgia, Patti M.

  9. Thanks for the encouragement about sewing. My daughter wants to learn how. I LOVE Hobby Lobby; after living in New Jersey for 23 yrs., they are just now building one in this state!

    God bless you lovely ladies!

    With love from NJ

  10. I haven’t myself sewn for a long time. But when I have, I have had that loving relationship with my seam ripper. So thankful, they do come in handy.

  11. Cute skirts! I love to sew, also, but try to stick to home decorating projects. And, um, in my experience, there’s a reason “seam ripper” rhymes with “zipper”. They pretty much go hand in hand at my house.

  12. Can’t sew for my life. Didn’t get blessed with that gene. I made my sewing teacher in school cry for the lack of talent. I can however mend sox with a sock mender, we still have the black wood one my grandmother gave my dad.

    But I can cook. Gifts are given as needed and I got the chef gene.

  13. Great job on the skirts – it is never to late to acquire a new skill. Just need to be willing & ask God for skill & patience to persevere. When I see the unpicker out, more than I am progressing forwards with sewing I see it’s time to pack away for the day!!

  14. I too love the skirts. I love to sew. Sewing seems to bring me closer to my girls, when we sew togther. I love quilting as well.

  15. Rachel and I call the seam ripper “the best friend”. And we use if often :). Beautiful job on the skirts ladies.

  16. I have my sewing center set up and ready to go. I’ve ordered the pattern. Now for the fabric. What do you usually use that doesn’t wrinkle too bad?

    Thank you,
    I would go with cotton fabric. One thing you can do is when you are looking at the fabric store, try scrunching the fabric in your hand to see if it wrinkles much. If it doesn’t, it should be quite good. If it wrinkles just with that, I would avoid it! Happy sewing.

    Only for Jesus,

  17. I already have the Butterick B4136 pattern. What view (A,B,C, or D) do you like the best? Thank you!
    They made D and liked it.

  18. Well, I’m at a stand still with my skirt project. I got all of the pieces up to the zipper done well. I tried but could not figure out how to put the zipper in SO, in March I will begin some sewing classes at Jo’Ann’s. I’m determined to do this
    You’ll get it!

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