We Did It! Wednesday

Welcome to We Did It! Wednesday!

Here’s how We Did It! Wednesday works:
1. Enter a link (specific blog post, not your homepage) using the Linky Tools below to something you made that you want to share. It can be something you sewed, crafted, painted, baked, or anything else you made that you want to share.
2. Try to check out at least one other link on the list (and I’m sure they’d love it if you left a comment too).
3. Post the We Did It! Wednesday button below to your post or sidebar to let others know your participating and to encourage others to join in!

Sew Much Ado



Little White Dress

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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.

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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.baby blessing dress

I debating adding the lace to the bodice, but I think it added a little feminine touch that I was hoping for.baby blessing dress

I also added two pleats to the skirt to give it a bit of a vintage vibe.baby blessing dress

For the back closure, I opted for an invisible zipper rather than buttons, just because I’ve been using buttons mostly lately and wanted a change.baby blessing dress

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.

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We Did It! Wednesday

Welcome to We Did It! Wednesday!

Here’s how We Did It! Wednesday works:
1. Enter a link (specific blog post, not your homepage) using the Linky Tools below to something you made that you want to share. It can be something you sewed, crafted, painted, baked, or anything else you made that you want to share.
2. Try to check out at least one other link on the list (and I’m sure they’d love it if you left a comment too).
3. Post the We Did It! Wednesday button below to your post or sidebar to let others know your participating and to encourage others to join in!

Sew Much Ado



Hattie Jane

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If you don’t follow me on Instagram (@sewmuchado), you may have been wondering if I’m still pregnant :). Thankfully, I’m not! Our little Hattie Jane was born near the end of March, and we’ve been enjoying soaking up newborn love and snuggles.

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To answer the question that I seem to be asked the most, no, I didn’t have heartburn at all during my pregnancy. But heartburn or not, she definitely has a lot of hair, which has a mind of it’s own most days :).

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She has been a dream of a baby so far, and even lets me get a little sleep at night. Oh, and in the background of these photos, you can see a peek of a project I’ll be sharing very soon!

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We Did It! Wednesday

Welcome to We Did It! Wednesday!

Here’s how We Did It! Wednesday works:
1. Enter a link (specific blog post, not your homepage) using the Linky Tools below to something you made that you want to share. It can be something you sewed, crafted, painted, baked, or anything else you made that you want to share.
2. Try to check out at least one other link on the list (and I’m sure they’d love it if you left a comment too).
3. Post the We Did It! Wednesday button below to your post or sidebar to let others know your participating and to encourage others to join in!

Sew Much Ado