Easter, that is... Today I got out the fabric and cut Marie's Easter dress out.
(I'm going to be using a Pink Fig peasant dress pattern.)
I can't believe she's 3 years old, and it's already time to make her dress... I didn't hardly enter my sewing room all this last winter, with the exception for making the flower girl dress for Katie's wedding. Is there such a thing as sewing depression? Life has been full, I've had a lot of general fatigue, and I needed something to make me sew....and guess what? Now that I'm partway into this project, I'm getting excited about it, and even cut out a summer top for her while I had my stuff out!
I think the blue polka-dot dress I made last year would still fit, (it was pretty big!) but like I said, I really need an excuse to make myself sew again.
It's a tradition, getting a mama-made dress every year for Easter, a tradition passed down from my Mom who made us girls countless Christmas and Easter dresses. And I'm happy to taking my place in our tradition, sewing frilly little spring dresses for Marie each year.
It's a labor of love. (Definitely cheaper to buy them nowdays!) But dressing a little girl all girly is one of the joys of having a daughter and being a mommy.
I know I won't be able to sew for her forever,
so I'm making the most of it now!
(2009--with straight hair!)