Made From Scratch – My First Dress

My younger sister is graduating this year (eeek!!), and she asked me to make her a dress to wear. Her party is on saturday, so I had a week to get it done.

I’ve never made a dress before, so I said, “yes,” when she asked because I like to try new things. That’s why I haven’t blogged for a few days.

I bought a pattern and planned on following it, but the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to change, so I probably used 40% of the pattern and did the rest myself. It was a challenge and made me a little crazy at times, but I think it turned out really great!

Leap Day!

Today isn’t leap day, but I’ve been way too busy to write for almost a week now.

This weekend I learned that I have more endurance and skills than I ever thought.

My friend of almost 20 years got married on Monday (Leap Day!!). She needed her dress altered, and asked me to help. I taught myself to sew about a year ago, so I didn’t really feel qualified to do it, but two days and three really late nights later, it was done. And I can’t even believe I had anything to do with it! It looked so amazing!!!!

It was a crazy weekend full of laughs, trips to craft stores, and pictures of babies. It was exhausting, and it was so worth it! I am so honored that I got to play a part in her special day 🙂 I am completely amazed that I was able to stay up until 4:30am two days in a row without turning into a zombie.

And I am so thankful that, although we are 4 hours away from each other and we don’t get to talk often, we still remain close.


It’s been a while, but I’m back at it again! The last couple weeks have been a bit busy, and I thought about blogging almost every day…but then I didn’t. So I am going to get back into the swing of things for the next month.

I spent of a lot of time going through stuff and organizing our basement because sometimes I just can’t handle the clutter anymore. As I was sorting through my pile of fabric I was inspired to make a hoodie for my friend’s baby. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Other than organizing and sewing, the last couple weeks have been fairly uneventful. I’ve been in a bit of a funk. I hadn’t been taking the time Continue reading “Back”