Hello Spring! The first day of spring in Madison was full of rain. Fitting, huh?
Over the last week and a half I've been working on my slightly ambitious spring/summer sewing list for the littles. Sneaking in a piece or two for me. I originally started out with the goal to make one piece of clothing a day until I was done with what was on my list with its horrible chicken scratchy drawings. That worked well with the skirts. They just sew up so quickly. Then came a day with out of sync naps so I didn't get much sewing time and my one a day goal slipped away. So it goes.
Last week I worked on this sun dress. I actually constructed the dress in one day as I had hoped. But it took until today to sew two buttons on the back. I didn't see the rush since we're not having days that would require a sun dress and moved on to other items. Piper was so excited to put the dress on and have a photo shoot. Shouting, 'it's summer now!' while she got ready.
It was a fun one to sew. Exciting that it turned out, other than the idea in my head I pretty much winged it's pattern as I went. It has lots of pleats, in the skirt - making it great for twirling, and a pleated neckline. I've been eying this fun bright lemon fabric for a while now and was thrilled to get to use it. Luckily, Piper likes it too despite there being no pink or purple or blue on it.
Our little photo shoot was so fun. Piper kept coming up with ideas. She'd ask me; do I want her to jump up and down, or should I do my back flip? I'm just hoping I can some how get the same enthusiasm for modeling the other things.
Hoping you're all enjoying spring's arrival as we are!