After I got pregnant with Emily I was just too tired to sew much, other than for work. Then we moved and I spent a lot of time unpacking and taking it easy because I got tired easily with the pregnancy. Then the holidays came and that took all my energy. Then I was in the hospital having Emily. Once we got home I just did not have the desire to sew. But thankfully that desire has returned.
I began sewing when I was about 12 years old. I taught myself the basics. My mom was never very much into sewing. When I was about 14 or 15 I join a Girl Scout troop that did historical reenactments, and all the girls made their own costumes. Our troop leader was an amazing seamstress and taught us all so much. I think this is where I learned most of my sewing skills.
Over the years I have made some many different things. I remember making doll clothes for my American Girl dolls and thinking about the day that I would be able to make doll clothes for my future children. Maddie is still a bit young for doll clothes, but I am excited for the day that she appreciate what I can make for her.
Since Maddie was born I have only made her one outfit. I am not really sure why I have not made her more clothes, but I just have not.
But I am ready to start sewing for her. I was inspired by a blog I found yesterday. This woman makes some beautiful clothes for little girls (she has three daughters). The blog is Craftiness is not Optional. I found several patterns on her site that I wanted to try and this morning I started sewing one of them. As I write this it is almost done. All I need to do is try it on Maddie and sew on the straps. I will post a picture later.
A FEW HOURS LATER
After I wrote the above the decided to wait and publish this post after I got the dress complete, that way I could post a picture. Well the dress is done. It only took me about two hours to complete the whole dress, plus the time it took me to cut out the pattern yesterday.
It looks so cute on Maddie. The only thing it is missing is some lace around the bottom of the dress, but I have to go buy some first, and I wanted to post this now. So here is the finished project