Liv has been very interested in sewing these last few months. She has watched some of the small projects I have been doing with rapt attention and occasionally sitting on my lap while pressing the pedal for me. She stares at my fabric stash and announces her favourites in descending order. I realized that this attention and interest offered the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill. I asked Liv if she'd like to make her very own dress. She chose some of her favourite fabrics (she has inherited my love of matyroushka doll prints) and we started cutting out the pattern. We had to alter the pattern slightly...okay, quite a bit, when there was not enough fabric to use for the body of the dress. Then, she sat on my lap as we pinned and sewed her creation. Much of it I had to help with the 'steering' but I left her to herself to do the overlock stitch to ensure she felt that she had done a sufficient amount of the dress to feel that it was her creation. She's decided that it is her Spring dress and that she'll wear it to celebrate the first day of that most longed for season. I think it turned out fabulously and am so pleased with the grin on her strangely toothed mouth!
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A few musings of a homeschooling, crafting, neurotic, organic loving and, most of all, kiddo adoring mommy...I've now become a widow. My best friend and husband died of a pulmonary embolism on March 25th, 2008. This blog has now become a place for me to mentally unload and try to figure out how to do this and who I am without him.