Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's Been a Long Time

I have not been knitting much lately, instead I have caught the sewing bug. It has been a LONG time, since I pulled out my sewing machine. I think it was probably before we went on our Virginia adventures. I figured it was time. Realizing my kiddos are no longer wee babes, I sorted through my pile of adorable patterns for children only to realize many are now too small. I figured I had to sew the remaining ones before my kiddos made it into their teens. I gathered a bit of fabric I had been "saving" and set to work.
Aine is not the easiest child for me to make clothing. She is very particular about fit and style, however I love making things for her. I found a pattern in my pile as well as one online. I showed her both as well as a couple fabric choices. She chose a pink cotton found in her mama quilt and the Geranium dress (this was only after I ventured forth without her oversight and made a complete Family Reunion dress that didn't fit or appeal to her fashion eye).
The fabric and pattern worked very well together. Aine picked ruffled sleeves and tunic length. I made it a bit longer to accommodate her quick growth! Assembly went so quickly and in no time I had a dress for her. I couldn't wait for her to wake up in the morning and try it on. She saw it, and I knew immediately that it was a win. She loved it, (but did not want a photo taken)!

I have plans for a few more tunics for Aine. She likes the feminine look, but is also an active child. The boys have made their own queue of items to make. Benton wants a complete shirt and pant ensemble out of truck fabric. I will have to see what I can do.


  1. It has been a while. I've thought of you often Heather and am so happy to see you back in this space.
    The dress is so pretty. My mama use to sew all mine and my sister's clothes, a talent I wish I had.
    I hope all is well in your world and you are enjoying a great summer.

  2. welcome back to the blogging world!!!! missed you! Love the are quite accomplished!!!! I can see how Aine would LOVE this little dress!

  3. Thanks, Tracey and Steph. It is good to be back in this space.

  4. YAY!!! I've missed your blog!!! XOXO