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I made this!

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Nothing resets me mentally like ignoring everything important and just sewing.  Today I made a little dress for a pretty toddler I know.  I turned an ill-fitting summer dress into a top and skirt, I refashioned two button up shirts into spring blouses, I made a wrap skirt that wouldn’t stay shut into a dirndl skirt and I made a new waistband for the skirt I made last week.  Most exciting was the appliques on the toddler dress and pintucks!!!  I made pintucks.  I’m super excited, I put seven rows of them on the front of one of the blouses instead of darts.  They are hard to see unless you are up close but I am very pleased with them as decorative details.  I suspect there will be many pintucks in my future. There are pictures here (the last 11 pics are the new stuff).

Now I am utterly exhausted. Though not just from sewing.  From everything.  It’s storming again.  I am too tired to say much other than food good.  Bed better.  Tonight hopefully I will sleep long and hard and not have hideous and disturbing dreams like I did last night.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

One thought on “I made this!

  1. Wow! I’ve never really known how to do more than basic mending and beginner’s use of a sewing machine. How wonderful to be able to turn something you like but don’t wear into something you love. Fabulous work!

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