This year I wasn't planning on making an Easter dress for 6-year old Emily. After all, I have saved all the previous years of handmade Easter dresses that I've made for Emily's 4 older sisters, including some beautiful smocked and embroidered dresses, and certainly Emily could wear one of them.
1. Emily is not a smocked and embroidered kind of girl. Not a Fancy-Nancy kind of girl unless she's playing dress-up.
2. Emily has grown taller, and she really can use some simpler summer dresses.
3. I feel like sewing. I feel like sewing for Emily. I need something fast and easy to sew--instant gratification sewing. I need a break from all the knitting I've been doing.
4. My eldest, wise-daughter, Jessica, reminded me the other day that Emily is growing up quickly and that she will not always want me to sew for her. That I should sew for her while she's still young, because the years go by so swiftly and it won't be too long before Em won't want to wear the clothing I sew.
SO--Today I am sewing a dress for Emily!
It's a Happy Dance kind of day. :)