Usually, I refrain from complaining about the weather here in the pacific northwest. We knew it was going to rain a lot up here, but the beauty of nature around us makes up for the cover of rain clouds. But.. BUT! this Summer is not usual in it's constant grayness and when the heater comes on automatically in the mornings, you know this Summer is simply a bust! And so yes, we all need to complain. So what does a mother do when 3 children basically climb up the walls on a daily basis? We bake (and that goes straight to my hips, so no good), craft, play card games, read and oh, we also sew. Ella has been busy with her little machine .
But for me to actually have quiet and peace for sewing, well that's just not going to happen with my 3 monkeys in tow. Not unless I have them in front of the computer or the TV for several hours a day. That I cannot do, I do not want their brains to turn to mush!
So to make a long story quite short, sewing time is almost non existent at the moment, hence why it's been so quiet here lately. Nevertheless, last Sunday my husband understood (after he saw my eyes twitch!) that I needed to have some time for quiet meditation in my sewing room.
I came up with a dress that started out with the Quiara pattern. After I added some length I also shirred the top a little. Together with a simple but cute applique, I think it turned out awesome and time was well spend : )
School doesn't start until the 7th of September here... East coasters, if you could send us some sun, I'll gladly share the rain!!