Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sewing For Anna....


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I have been trying out some new patterns for Anna since we are taking a break from homeschool for the next couple days the boys have picked up a cold and I am treating them with garlic and a few other herbs & vitamins. But most importantly I am letting them rest so if they feel up to do something they can but if they would rather curl up in bed with a book then they can do that too! This is just one of the many blessings of homeschooling.

Anna needs a few new dresses to welcome the spring with as winter has not stopped her growing at all and although I do think of her as my little flower she is definitely growing as some would say like a weed.


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This sewing machine was a gift from my husband a few years ago and makes sewing such a pleasure. With this machine button holes are a breeze you literally just press a button and it does it all for you.

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I tried out a new pattern that I really liked. It is Butterick 3762 and I made this in a size 8 for Anna. This is a very generous size 8 and fits her very nice. This dress was very easy to sew and I adjusted the pattern by not adding a zipper and putting buttons instead. Anna has very sensitive skin and a polyester zipper would not be nice rubbing on her back. The only thing it needs is a small snap at the top above the first button hole. But that will have to wait until my next trip into the city. Anna seems to pay no mind to this anyhow and has happily put the dress on and has run outdoors to break it in. Lets hope she can run fast enough from Wyatt's slobbering face!
Here are some snapshots of Anna's New Dress.

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"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him."
Jeremiah 17:7

13 comments:

  1. That is a cute dress you made for an even cuter girl! Carol

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  2. I just bought the same pattern for my girls! :) Very neat! I love the fabric you chose. She looks beautiful in her new dress! You did a wonderful job!

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  3. Dear Heather,

    I have a pattern just like that (just no time to sew it :) )~It's so sweet and Anne-ish! Or, I should say "Anna-ish", in this case.

    Wyatt has the saddest, droopiest eyes ever. No wonder you let him in the house!

    Have a wonderful day with your sunshine~Oh, and have you ever made garlic "necklaces" when someone is sick? It works very well, just string a few peeled cloves on some yarn with a big needle.

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  4. What a lovely pattern! She is a size 8 - I have many size 8's that I never did for my little one (not so little anymore), she is a size 12...would you like them?

    Send me an email so I can send you a package.

    The machine is wonderful isn't it? How wonderful that you are able to make them and enjoy the process :)

    Praying that your boys get better soon.

    Blessings,

    Maria

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  5. That's beautiful!!!! I wish Emily's mommy sewed like Anna's. EEEK ,actually that's not a good idea once I remember how frustrated this mommy gets when she sews.

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  6. What a cute dress... the fabric is perfect for the spring. That sewing machine looks very "state of the art". That's great you are putting it into good use. May the Lord's hand of healing bring a quick and sure recovery for your boys.

    Always a pleasure to stop by.

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  7. Ohhh! That is darling! I love the fabric. So fresh and spring-y. I think I have a very similar pattern too if not the same one.

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  8. Very cute pattern! The dress turned out so sweet! Anna looks like she is enjoyihg it, too!
    And, oh my! Look at Wyatt!! How adorable!
    Blessings!

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  9. so cute--I love the fabric! You did a fantastic job.:)

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  10. Cute dress, Heather, and the shoes and little sweater go with it just perfect. You did a great job. This is inspiring me to finish the skirt I have had cut out for about 4 weeks now.
    Blessings,
    Anne

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  11. Very pretty and modest dress! The Good God made us to know Him, love Him, and serve Him so we could be happy with Him in this world and the next. Although we were not made to work; we do so after the Fall of Adam. since we must - iy is good to truly honor Him with holiness, wholesomeness, and modesty inside and out.

    Too few people sew modest clothing today, or label tight, short, etc. junk falsely as modest.

    Way to go, Mom!

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  12. Oh I just love the fabrics you chose for your little girl.

    Sure hope you boys get to feeling better. That is not fun. But you are right, one of the many blessings of homeschooling.

    I just love the fancy machines these days. I don't know what I would do without mine. Makes sewing a little easier :D

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  13. HOW CUTE! I'd love to start sewing clothes for my little Ellie (our 2 year old granddaughter). I made one dress last year, but need to get going! Thanks for sharing your darling pictures! Blessings, Heidi

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