The power of little things to give instruction and happiness should be the first lesson in life, and it should be inculcated deeply.
~ Russell H. Conwell
I found the energy and spirit to do some sewing this weekend. I stuck with something simple and joyful - pinafores for the daughters of my friends...
Adalyn - the daughter of a big football fan...
The pinafore pattern comes from the One Yard Wonders book.
Evie, the daughter of a Steeler's fan! ;)
The pinafore is open in the back, except for the ribbon tie, and is meant to be worn over other clothes.
And Lena, the daughter of a woman who loves penguins!
Note that the pinafores are size 2T, and the girls are all younger than 8 months old, so you might say I'm jumping the gun a bit... ;)
Given that the pattern is so simple, I tried to pay special attention to the details - french seams, 3 rows of basting stitches to gather the skirt, and careful stitching-in-the-ditch to attach the skirt to the bodice.
It was peaceful and, as some of you have suggested, I found some comfort in immersing myself in the simple, well-known steps. Thank you again for all the kind words and thoughts during these last difficult weeks.
I hope you had a wonderful sewing weekend!