I, like many people, am beyond exhausted by this pandemic. A reality I never saw coming, as an empathic person I look at all the reports and feel so much pain knowing all that people are suffering. It feels like there is no end in sight and that while I think this new reality is temporary, I think it’s a longer temporary than I would like.
I started this blog from an emotionally exhausted place in October of 2017. I challenged myself to make one new thing a week for a year to help climb out of a tough place. It worked. I felt renewed, filled. Committing to spending time each week doing something I loved and challenging my brain to learn new things was the perfect recipe for climbing out of my slump.
I feel I’m in a similar emotional place. So it begins again.
I’m doing another year long challenge. I think it will help me navigate the current normal and pass the time in a productive way as we attempt to return to some version of our former normal.
I have some projects cut out and started. I’ve been working through those to start with. This first dress was in that pile. I cut it out late summer 2019 and as the weather cooled, I got swept up in sewing for the fall and winter. I’ve made this pattern before and LOVED it. I think it’s a pretty easy make and it fits like a glove with no alterations. When I made this the first time I meticulously cut it out to get a specific look. This time around only the front bodice was given any extra attention. I wanted the pattern spaced specifically on the front.
I love the result. It’s a dreamy, flowing summer dress.
This fabric is from Joann Fabrics and it was still at my local Joann in Grapevine, Texas as of yesterday when I was there. The pattern is by Simplicity, 8635. I almost always make a size 14 and this was no exception. A few people have commented on Instagram that they love it but would need to wear a bra. I am. I can’t get away with not wearing a bra in anything, I’m 39 and nursed three babies. I wear a strapless and it works great with this dress.
Here is the original dress I made from this pattern last summer. And notice how great my hair was back when I saw my hair dresser with regularity, LOL!
That’s it for this week. I’ll also include the link for the blog post to when I originally made this dress.