It’s day #8 of Brad being gone, and I can proudly say I survived. He’s currently in the air on his way back from the mission trip to Mazatlan, Mexico. It’s been interesting at time, but I and all three kids still seems to have come out of it unscathed. I’m thinking it’s going to be pretty close as to whether Jilly or I will be more excited to have Brad back – man, does that girl love her daddy!!
Faced with the daunting task of 8 days being a single parent (I’m not cut out for single parenthood!), I knew I needed something to make me look forward to his time away. I decided a sewing project would do the trick. There are so many cute clothes out there that I could never dream of affording for Jilly and Laurel. I was curious to see what I could do with a sewing machine, a pattern, and some fabric. I went out before he headed out of town and picked up what I needed and although it about drove me nuts, I waited for him to be gone before diving in.
Here is the result of my attempt:
I learned a LOT! And, I still need to go back and fix a couple things. Overall though I was pretty excited about how it turned out. Best yet, my highly opinionated about her clothing two year old was excited and willing to wear it. Now if I could just get her to stop calling the pants her pajama pants . . . 🙂
I hope later this week to make another top to go with the pants – I hate when pants only go with one thing! I have to wait for my mom to get here though to give me a hand and share some of her sewing knowledge. I’m super excited though!
An etsy page has crossed my mind, but I’m not sure at this point. I feel like I still have so much to learn and am having fun making stuff for my own kids to enjoy wearing. But who knows . . .