Last weekend, I made Hannah a dress. On Friday I put the pattern together, cut it out, and started sewing. I sewed again on Saturday night, a late one, while we watched the Cards play in the Final Four. The weekend was good luck for us of all apparently. On Sunday I was finished. And happy.
I couldn’t get a picture of the front of the dress because Hannah kept running away, as toddlers do. So I did what any sensible mom would do, I put her on a tiny little table. (I know, I know, I’m shaking my head at myself as I type, but I was right there and it was low and she thought it was cool.)
She did what any toddler would do when put on a “stage” like this. She danced. And sang. And stopped occasionally to sip on tea.
At one point she stood still for 2 seconds because she heard a noise outside and I got a picture of The Hannah Doll. Seriously, she looks like a doll, right?! 🙂
Then I gave her her bear to reward her for her 30 seconds of sweet dancing and concentration, and she excitedly squeezed it tight and said, “Ahhhhhhhhhhh!”
She was a little more subdued with her bear and a ponytail. This is her serious look apparently. She was triumphant with her bear at the beginning, but by the end she was over it. So I took her down and let her play.
The pattern is this zig zag dress pattern that I was lucky enough to be able to try just before it was released and I had so much fun with it.
I also screwed up a few things, cut my fabric wrong a few times, and spent a considerable amount of time with my seam ripper. BUT I still am really glad I did it, even though it stressed me out. I learned a lot, and now that I’ve done it I don’t have to be so nervous about making another one. Sewing a dress from scratch just sounds so daunting, doesn’t it? But it wasn’t, it was just one step at a time, and eventually it was a dress! 🙂 And that makes me happy. I also made button holes with my machine for the first time and I was really proud of myself afterwards.
Now I have all of these ideas for dresses and fabric I could use. Too bad my goal for this month isn’t “make Hannah a wardrobe of dresses.” Or maybe I can try to squeeze that in too.