I am quite ready to welcome a new month, though I think this month will definitely be one of the busiest ones for me that I have had in a while!
First of all, I have family coming to stay with me for a couple of weeks, so you know what I've been up to--tidying up every nook and cranny of our home. In fact, I found some nook and crannies I didn't even know we had!! Second of all, the kids are on "Spring Break," so I am having to rack my brain to find activities to keep them (and me) busy. Third, my friend's baby shower is at the end of the month, and I have yet to order the decorations, but I will be helping out with the party. And last (but not least) I will be meeting up with my fellow blog friend Kyle this month to do some fun shopping in Atlanta! Whew! That is only the half of it, but just so I don't bore you with all my "oh my gosh you guys, I am sooooo busy" talk, I think you have probably gotten the picture already : ).
Well, last I left off, I was working on my daughter's Easter dress, Simplicity 2265. It would have been nice to finish it at the end of last month, but I am thankful that March was officially the most productive sewing month I have had all year! So even though I am joyfully trudging along with this Easter dress, in hopes of finishing it in time for the holiday, I feel good overall with the progess I have made in these last few weeks. I started out with a plan for March, and falling one garment short of success is pretty darn good.
As far as Simplicity 2265 is concerned, here is where it stands right now:
I finished the bodice and attached the petals. Also, I have gathered the petals, which was a difficult chore in itself, but it came out ok. Considering past mistakes I have made regarding fitting garments, I chose to fit the bodice three different times already! I bet you can imagine how the fitting process went with my almost three year old!! But hey, I am not taking any chances with this dress.
Finally, I did give the Butterick shopping bag to my friend, and she was so pleased and excited to receive it! She really liked the colors of the bag, and felt special that I made it. I decided to include a card and a beautiful journal too.
I'll update you as soon as I can!