I hope you all enjoyed your Easter! We were lucky enough to have Joel’s parents visiting, and since it may be a little while before we have family in town again, we thought it would be a perfect Sunday for Hattie’s baby blessing.
Since we hadn’t originally planned on having the blessing so soon, I hadn’t thought too much about making a dress. I considered having her wear Lola’s dress, but I’m kind of over the whole ruffle fabric craze, and I really wanted her to have something special that she could keep. I wanted her dress to be simple and sweet, and am so glad that I ignored my house for a day so I could get it done.
I drafted a simple bodice and sleeves, and after a muslin (which I made out of the same fabric in case in happened to work out perfectly, which it didn’t :)), it came out just how I imagined. Or at least close to it, hehe.
As we were heading off to church, I realized that my kids and I were all dressed in handmade clothes. I didn’t make Wyatt, Weston, and Lola anything specific for Easter, but the boys wore their Schoolboy Vests, Lola wore her Downton Abbey inspired dress, and I wore a skirt that I made forrreeeever ago :). It was so fun to make the dress for Hattie. With all the new changes in our lives, sewing this dress helped me to feel like myself and like a real person again. I think it may have something to do with the fact that I feel like I’m in control of something for that bit of time when I’m sewing. Does that make sense? Anyway, we just love Hattie so much already, and are so happy that she’s a part of our family.