It has been weeks and weeks since I have written about what I have done, mainly because I’ve been trying to do it!
This month, in addition to trying to do a self-imposed workout challenge that I am failing miserably at, I have been to a wedding (out of state), followed by a mothers’ day (still out of state), and a recent (also out of state) unplanned pseudo family reunion. I’m not a flyer, either. I love flying, but my bank account doesn’t. Since the last time I wrote, I have been away from home for 7 out of 20 days. That is a lot, especially with a toddler.
In addition to all my adventures (in another state), I have actually been able to SEW! WOOHOO!! You already know about the tank tops and linen pants I’ve added to my closet, but what else have I made? Dresses! Three of them, to be precise. And, technically speaking, I didn’t use a pattern for any of them, which makes me pretty awesome!
Inspired by the Washi dress by Made-by-rae.com, but not quite willing to pay what she deserves for her pattern (I knew I would have to butcher the whole thing to get it to fit right, anyway), I drafted my own. I also finished a lovely, structured dress I’ve been working on for literally weeks. Would you like to see them? Of course you would!
This dress was ca little too short for motherhood, so I added a solid aqua-colored block of fabric near the hemline. It is a little too long and motherly now, but this is the sacrifice I am willing to make to chase my kid around with some modesty.
And, this is the last dress. This photo, like all my photos today, just doesn’t do the fabric justice. It is really pretty, and makes me instantly happy wearing it.
I apologize for the photo quality. It is really hard to photograph yourself with a camera, especially when you only have a prime lens. I am not above taking bathroom mirror selfies with my phone!
Anyway, I still have lots more planned, but it is exciting to see my new wardrobe really taking shape, and I am thrilled to have some casual and slightly-less-casual dresses to add to the ranks.