If you've read my blog for a bit, you know that sewing is a way I that I deal with stress (I realize this makes me a bit unusual). As I listen to the soothing sounds of my sewing machine, my heart stops it's frantic beat. My mind slows down a bit as it concentrates on even stitches. Here is what I made on Saturday:
The dress is the Jump Rope Dress, View A from Oliver + S. I made View B for my girls last summer, just before we moved. I loved the fun details on this dress. The fabric is Henry Glass Doll Babies, Red Daisy Dot. I purchased it with my winnings from Fat Quarter Shop via The Southern Institute...happy birthday to me! :)
My favorite part of all, this fits Big Sis perfectly! The drop waist hits just in the right spot, the length is ideal, and it was easy on and off. Win, win, win.
I am so grateful for my sewing abilities, and the joy it infuses in my life. It's a huge reason why I started Sewing 101, so that I can infect others with the need to sew. (Insert wicked little laugh.) I have also rediscovered Jane Eyre. I read the book in high school, and had completely forgotten the plot. I picked up the audiobook at our library, and have been totally enthralled (my husband might say a bit obsessed!) The version I've borrowed is read by Josephine Bailey...and she is fantastic. She altered her voice perfectly to portray each character. I may always hear the book in her voice from now on when I read it. So, I sewed and listened to Jane Eyre, and took a break from my worries on Saturday. It was bliss.
How was your weekend?
Sew Can Do, The Southern Institute, Sew Much Ado, Someday Crafts, Somewhat Simple, and The Train To Crazy.