Two new dresses and new glasses : )
I am really happy that I have found the time to sew two new dresses recently! I hope to sew a new blouse for myself next week and I will post pictures when I have finished it. I am pretty set on loving all things 50’s and 60’s. I bought this first pattern from eBay a while back and have already sewn a dress using it before. The first time I made it I didn’t realized I had a button-hole foot for my sewing machine and I painstakingly hand sewed each individual button hole. Thank you Lord for modern technology!
The dress is so cute and comfortable. I used the pattern for the peter pan collar that goes with my blouse pattern instead of a pointed collar. I can’t wait to pair this dress with a red cardigan when the weather gets cooler. You may also notice my new glasses : ) I was having a terrible twitch in my right eye for over a month and I noticed my sight decreasing, so I knew it was time to get glasses. I found these on eBay and brought them in to have my prescription put in them. I also bought a second pair for myself on Etsy and to my surprise they fit Berlin! I was really disappointed that they were child sized (and not disclosed as such on the listing), but I realized that Berlin will love playing dress up with them when she gets bigger, so I decided to keep them anyway.
For my second dress, I had another go at the Megan Nielson Pattern. I have lost about 20 pounds since I made the first dress and I literally swim in it : ) I will save it in case I have another baby and then later I can always alter it to a smaller size. As always, I love this dress! The print is really simple and retro. I love the added pockets and I used white flower-shaped buttons.
I hope to post more about my newest sewing project next week. I have a wedding to photograph next weekend and I am very excited! I also am almost finished with my first homeschooling post. Look out for this and more in the next couple of weeks. I will leave you with my cute little ducklings : )