It has been so long since I created clothing for myself! I’m pretty sure the last time was my wedding dress. I started making an outfit for myself last year, but while cutting out fabric I started getting nauseous…and that was the first sign that that project was going to be pretty pointless for a while. Its sitting in a drawer somewhere. Perhaps I will return to it sometime.
Many months later, I have a beautiful baby boy and nothing to wear to weddings, baptism, etc. I want to take more of a skirt and top approach to my dress clothes options. I love making dresses, but they are limited to one look. So, I took advantage of many short little half hour naps while home with a little one. It wasn’t easy, but I made a skirt (pattern M5431).
The photo doesn’t do it justice either. I haven’t been able to get a picture of me wearing it yet, but should soonish. It has pockets, to which a friend of mine said “hey you don’t have to carry a purse!” And I replied, “no, just a giant diaper bag.” Heh. If I were to go out with just Mark though, then I wouldn’t need a purse. But I kind of like the fabric and have a purse pattern that would really suit it. So, I might have to make one sometime.
For now though, life is about to get very busy as I return to the working world. Sewing is therapeutic for me and so I have no doubt that I will return to my projects soon enough, but it is not a high priority as we get adjusted to our new life.