I've been running on well past empty these last few weeks. Trying to balance work, school, and homeschooling, plus the demands of four kiddos has absolutely drained me. With all the writing assignments due for school and work, it is hard for me to want to write another sentence. So, yesterday I took out my sewing machine to take a break from reality.
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I would go in pinterest and look at all the cute sewing dress patterns. Then, she was born, followed by two more kiddos and my lovely idea of sewing cute dresses vanished between the diapers, and craziness of life.
I love the style of the circular neckline on one of her dresses, I'm not sure of the technical term, but it's just elegant and adorable. So, I traced the outline on to some white knit fabric and hand stitched the delicate pieces for the neckline. I don't recommend using a delicate knit, at all! Though it looks lovely, I'm concerned it won't hold up in the washing machine.
You do, however, want to use a flexible fabric that will stretch over their heads. For the second dress, I decided to cut the neckline from an old t shirt in my "donate pile" and stitch it to the bottom dress pieces.
Both dresses were simple, easy, and managed to capture the vision I had in my mind. Plus, the sewing process was a needed mini naptime vacation for this tired mama.
How do you refresh when you're on empty? I'd love to hear in the comments!
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