Sunday, April 11, 2010

So I've been busy....

I know it's been a little ok a long while since I've posted but I've been busy! First there were those Easter dresses to make and 1 Easter tie (my husband wanted one too but I didn't have a pattern to make one for him). And they all turned out just lovely and just a few days before Easter. The tie was actually made the night before Easter but it's a simple project.

(And in the middle of all this Easter sewing mayhem I had to quickly make 5 red scarves for a ladies activity we had the Wednesday night before Easter)

Once those Easter dresses were done I breathed a big sigh of relief


Now for the fun to really begin!! On the Monday after Easter was my littlest girl's birthday and I wanted to make her a special birthday dress with fabric I had purchased long ago.
And on Monday we were leaving for a family vacation to Disneyland! After Sunday Evening service I went to work washing clothes and getting things ready to pack. While waiting to switch loads of wash (I live with a constant Mount Washmore so having things already clean is silly) I started on her dress. By 3am it was complete!! I love how it all turned out. (Sorry no pic of the back of the dress) I bought just enough of the red heart lace peeking out at the bottom. Whew! Making the skirt full was fun with the tulle (I cut just enough as well!).

Needless to say she loved it! When she saw it in the morning she gave me a hug and said, "I love it, Mommy." in her sweet little 3 year old voice. =)

Completing all these projects has let me cross some things off on my Pattern Challenge Goals list:

  1. finish the jumper planned for Glory.
  2. make matching skirts for the girls.
  3. make a Sunday dress for each of the girls.
  4. repurpose 2 shirts for Caleb.
  5. make a tie for each special Sunday for Caleb. (Easter, birthday, etc.)
  6. finish the planned shirt and skirt for myself.
  7. And to do this all before Summer.

We are now settled and back from vacation. Even the bags and van are all unpacked (and clothes washed!). The next projects I want to tackle are the shirt and skirt for myself as well as a dress, repurpose some of Travis' old khaki pants for Caleb, make 2 Pencil Rolls. And that should do it for now. =)

So much to do in so little time.


  1. I love all the dresses you made! So lovely and the birthday dress is so cute :) I'm busy making 3 dresses (2 done, one on the go) and want to make a tie for my son too. What pattern did you use? I have a free Burda one printed out but I like how the one you made doesn't need to be "tied" (as far as I can see anyway).

  2. Everything turned out so wonderful! Good luck on your future projects. I'd love to see them when they are done! :)

  3. Your dresses are "jaw dropping"!! I am not surprised your daughter loves them. Mine would too! (and shes 20!) lol

  4. These have to be the prettiest Easter dresses I have ever seen!!! I like how colorful they are and very unique - awesome job!!! Your daughters are so sweet too!


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