Friday, April 16, 2010

Sewing Lessons in Seoul: I Made It and It's Beautiful!

In my sewing class, I made a dress:


Now that Eva is walking it is almost impossible to get her to stand still, but her she is wearing it. I made it in size 2T so it should fit better next summer. She is size 12-18 months right now.




I am taking sewing lessons in a friend's house. There are three of us that set up our machines at the dining table and Mrs. Ahn, the teacher, assists us with our projects. She helps us make our own patterns and helps us through step by step. It is amazing how much I can accomplish in 2.5 hours! I leave Eva with a babysitter.

Mrs. Ahn can eyeball measurements and free-hand amazingly well. I struggle to cut or sew in a straight line! I showed her this dress and she made a pattern. I decided to make the neckline without the accent because I thought I would like it better and I do.

Now, the dress isn't perfect and I need to do some ironing and thread trimming to finish it off, but I actually finished something!

Mrs. Ahn speaks English very well. She teaches lessons in your home and also takes custom orders. If you want to learn to sew, I highly recommend getting a small group together and setting up some lessons!

Mrs Ahn: 018-369 3023
ahn0594@naver.com

15 comments:

AM said...

That looks awesome Karen! AWESOME. And I love the fabric you chose. Great job!

Sarah said...

Wow, very impressive! And I agree, it looks better without the accent on the neckline.

MommyCha said...

That is adorable! Well done! I agree, the neckline looks nicer more simple. Cute fabric as well!

Connie said...

That is adorable! Congrats! The fun thing about little dresses like this for girls, is that after it gets too short to be a dress, she can probably wear it as a tunic with pants (if it's still holding up - kids can be tough on fabric!). Honor had some favorite dresses that she didn't want to give up, and she didn't have to!

Mama Seoul said...

Thanks! I think I am going to make one of the other styles on that website next.

San said...

Wow! That's a beautiful dress! And it looks so nice on Eva!!! Wonderful!!

Sarah said...

Connie's right.....When I was little and my mom made my clothes, I became really attached to them and I remember her fighting with me because I wanted to wear things I had outgrown. Kids do appreciate it. Way to go!

Connie said...

Sarah - My mom never gave me a choice either :p ! My daughter just turned 7, but we still have some of the little things she wore when she was a baby/toddler. She uses them for her dolls and teddy bears. She likes this - and I do too, as they remind me of her wearing them when they fit her.

Darcel said...

Very nice! I want to learn how to sew.

Mama Seoul said...

Learning to sew would be a great project for the kids as well!

Crystal said...

there's something very beautiful about this dress! can't quite put my finger on it... has a natural vibe to it but still feminine... very sweet for a little girl

good work! :)

qtp said...

I like your sewing style and I m also want to learn sewing plz help me

katy hamed said...

Hi..where I can learn sewing in Seoul?can you help me where is the place seeing class please anyone help

katy hamed said...

Hi..where I can learn sewing in Seoul?can you help me where is the place seeing class please anyone help

Mama Seoul said...

Hi Katy,

This was 6 years ago and I am no longer in Seoul. Call Mrs. Ahn on the number listed in the post and see if it is still good. She taught us in one of the participant's homes. Someone at the Seoul International Women's Association probably knows of a current option. http://siwapage.com