back soon…

flower girl dress back

i’ve been working on a few things. our daughter was recently asked to be the flower girl in a wedding, and i have had a hard time finding a dress at this point in the season. most stores are out of stock, and it was too late to order. also, i didn’t feel my skills with sewing slippery satin were up to the challenge of making a dress myself. (one day, one day… confidence right?)

so instead, i finished altering a flower girl dress from a size 6 to a 10. two panels of satin sewn into the sides under the arms did the trick. i made a blue taffeta sash to match the bridesmaids’ dresses.

also, in the busy-ness of things, i forgot a family member’s birthday. a point which he light-heartedly reminded me, a few times, and will (like all good family members) never let me live down. in the past, he has hinted that i should knit him an aran sweater, but he’ll have to settle for a pair of socks — which i have cast on the needles tonight — as a belated gift of forgiveness.

and we’re only a couple of weeks away until the start of school. my youngest will be boarding the bus with the older two this year. end of an era. i’m savouring these days, but pressing pause doesn’t seem to be working as the calendar pages are flying off the ream faster and faster.


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13 Responses to back soon…

  1. 'Joyce' says:

    oh wow, you are so creative, what a beautiful dress too. Enjoy the rest of your break with your little ones home. Yes, the days do seem to go too fast, it’s just not fair! Would love to see your socks when done, I am making a wrap in a sock yarn at the moment. lol. It’s actually really quite lovely – and yes, I am surprised! lol. Have a fabulous week.

  2. ~*~ Patty says:

    Time certainly does fly by so quickly
    I have missed you here in blogland but understand
    Love your creativity and inventiveness in altering that pretty dress
    Enjoy having a little more “you” time Ana!
    Happy August!

  3. Tara says:

    amazing, you’re a sewing ninja! also, it’s impossible that that little baby is going to school already. he was just born like yesterday!

  4. Van says:

    Good luck taking in all of the insanity! Make sure to take plenty of pictures to document it all as the day fly by.

  5. googs says:

    way to go on the dress! i recently did an emergency bridesmaid alteration along the same lines–the day before the wedding was her first try on, and the dress was close to 3″ too small at the top. eek! some underarm panels fixed it up nicely though.
    enjoy your last few days. whatever will you do with yourself all day now???? ;)

  6. Debbie says:

    Hey sweet girl! Looks like your a “sewing mama” again! Beautiful job and creative solution indeed. I too have dusted off the machines to start sewing again for my grandchild coming soon. In the process I was going through the fabric stash and it reminded me of you. Remember all that hard to find fabric we were crazy for back in the day? Memories…
    P.S. Guess what else I accomplished..finally. I’m finally a skinny mama!
    All my love, Debbie xoxo

    • imadeitso says:

      ah, those were the days debbie! you’ll have to make a quilt for baby, you have a killer stash of prints, iirc (and i do). and you sound so happy, mama, so i’m happy for you! congrats and thanks so much for dropping by.

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