11 July 2011

Some weekend sewing...

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?


Sharing with:
Sew Can Do, The Southern Institute,  Sew Much Ado,  Someday CraftsSomewhat Simple, and The Train To Crazy.

20 happy thoughts:

Sharon said...

I love this pattern!The dress is beautiful! Too funny that I started this dress this weekend too but I have to make the pockets and skirt still. I am wanting to make the view B for this fall too.

Jenny said...

Chris, I love that dress! I have been wanting to try this pattern, but I haven't bought it yet. It looks adorable on your daughter! Great job. So cool that you used your giveaway winnings too! :)

chris said...

@SharonThe pattern is splendid. Good luck finishing it up. I'd love to see how it comes together for you.

Caroline said...

I love Jane Eyre too. What a great idea to listen to a book while you sew. I hate having to choose between reading and sewing. That way you can do both! And that dress is really sweet, by the way.

Alicia Marie said...

Adorable dress! It reminds me of when I was a child and my mother made all of my play clothes. I used to think I had the coolest clothes because no one had the same clothes as me! Thanks for posting, it's inspiring me to finish a dress I started awhile back.

Sandy said...

You are not at all unusual .... sewing/crafting really calms me down too! I love this dress, it turned out so cute!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

sewing and listening to Jane Eyre, complete bliss in a moment of stress. Jane is one of my favourite literary characters.

The jump rope dress turned out beautiful, as is the model!

Sharon said...

I finished my little girls dress! I posted about it here. Love this pattern! http://sweetpeaandpumkins.blogspot.com/2011/07/monday-fun.html

Michele Pacey said...

Can you make one for my size? That is THE PERFECT dress. Drop waist, pockets, just girly enough. I want one. Can't believe you made that in one weekend... geez, you're amazing!

Carol said...

Love it, Chris! I'm with Michele. Is there a pattern for big girls?

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

You are amazing the way you sew when you're stressed. I'm trying to think of all the things I'd love to want to do when I'm stressed (but don't!!)....I'm thinking cleaning, tidying and washing up would be a great start!!!


Ooooh, and this dress is gorgeous!!
Sarahx

Peggy of Plush Nest said...

HI Chris- thanks for stopping by my blog. yup, the plantain works- the bug bites from Saturday are still ugly, but they stopped itching days ago.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

If I sew when I'm stressed, the seam ripper comes out over and over again. The dress is adorable, Chris. Really nice fabric choice. Glad you had such a great weekend :)

Melissa said...

It does hit her waist perfectly...

Isn't it funny when a narrator's voice becomes the voice you always here?

LeighAnn said...

Cute dress and a very cute little girl!

Thendral said...

Lovely dress! You have a wonderful blog. I am following you.
http://thendralscraft.blogspot.com

va_grown said...

What an adorable little model you've got there! :)

I've been a little hesitant to get into clothes but I love that you can control the length/fit, since we can rarely find something in the store that works for our definition of "appropriate" any more! It turned out great!

Robinson Family said...

I really love this pattern! And the red is adorable. My weekend was fantastic too!

Cook Clean Craft said...

I really need to do some stress-relief, escape-from-the-kids sewing, but it's not going to happen this weekend!

The dress turned out lovely - the fabric and design look so pretty on your daughter.

Andrea said...

I really love that style of dress. It is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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