a little spring sewing

by Edie Wadsworth on January 22, 2010

Thank you for all your encouragement and advice yesterday.

I don’t think I’ve ever attempted any harder task:  teaching my girls, facing my

own demons,  and  praying that

at end of the day, God fills in the gaps.

We’ve spent the better part of two afternoons in the craft room—-which always seems to cure our restless spirits.

We entered at 1:30, armed with patterns, fabrics and pins…….


and emerged at 3:30 with this dainty little spring number.


and we couldn’t resist the urge to brave the wet, chilly day


to dance around,  and kirtsy


and wish for spring.


I used McCall’s pattern # 5797 and found the fabric at Hobby Lobby.   We also made sock monkeys which, I have to say, are about the cutest things EVER! This could be a wonderful lazy, crafting, reading kind-of-a-weekend. Take that, January!

Thank you for your patience as Darcy and I fiddle with fonts and headers and such to make this new home for lifeingrace cozy.

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1 Donna January 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Very cute!!! Love those colors – definitely chases those January blues away!!! Happy Weekend!


2 Angela @ Homegrown Mom January 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm

This makes me wish I could sew :) And I love those boots! I love the new design, and this header is my favorite!


3 Jessica Jager January 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

Looks like spring. Nothing like a little color to brighten the spirit:)


4 melissa stover January 23, 2010 at 12:08 am

those are so adorable! LOVE her blue boots.


5 Debra January 23, 2010 at 12:12 am

So cute and love the boots!


6 Cindy January 23, 2010 at 12:18 am



7 becca January 23, 2010 at 12:39 am

how sweet! i so wish i could sew :)


8 cristy January 23, 2010 at 12:48 am

That is so cute, I wish I was in to sewing when my daughter was that age she 17 now and I love to sew and she won`t learn. You did a fantastic job teaching her.


9 Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage January 23, 2010 at 12:58 am

Edie that dress is ADORABLE! Loving the new digs, too!


10 Melissa January 23, 2010 at 1:04 am

Beautiful new look and wow what a fun project to do together! I love the material!


11 candace January 23, 2010 at 1:16 am

How cute is the yellow and aqua?! Very springy!


12 thea January 23, 2010 at 2:01 am

Simply fabulous! I love the simplicity of your pictures…and blog!! Everything looks amazing!!


13 Darlene January 23, 2010 at 2:13 am

Adorable dress. The fabric is really cute. Is the pattern a simple one?? My 9 year old got a sewing machine for Christmas and I think we need to visit the store for a super easy pattern. I would love any sewing advice you have. Thanks.


14 Ali January 23, 2010 at 2:30 am

Shut up. That dress, and the boots?! Oh my heavens. DARLING. Simply darling.


15 Jessica @ These Are The Days January 23, 2010 at 3:10 am

Oh Edie, the dress turned out adorable. You’re doing awesome w/ your photos too. I am going to start learning my new camera this weekend. I’m so glad you are seeing the ray of sunshine through the clouds. We all have those days, especially when you’re homeschooling and trying to do it all. Luvs, Jess


16 LaVonne January 23, 2010 at 3:28 am

Very cute! I love this dress. I need to learn how to sew. That is one of my goals for this year. I just need a cheap and easy sewing machine.


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19 Hillary @ The Other Mama January 23, 2010 at 4:17 am

Get. Out. Of. Town. That is ADORABLE! And the teal boots are just the cherry on top! So cute and fun!


20 Sarah January 23, 2010 at 4:52 am

Awesome…the fabric is gorgeous! xxx


21 paige January 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm

so darn cute!!!


22 melissa*320 sycamore January 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm

The colors! So fresh and yummy~a perfect bright spot in the dreary winter.


23 Julianna January 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I love that! If I had a girl, I’d be on the sewing machine right now…
There’s still time for one though.


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26 kay January 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Lovely!What’s next?


27 Cate January 23, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Gorgeous colours – and glad to hear that you are feeling better in yourself. Nothing like a bit of time out :-)


28 Renee January 23, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Oh how darling! I may have to put that pattern on my sewing wish list! Lydia Joy would love a little spring dress like that one! How fun.


29 Denise January 23, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Cute, cute, cute! And liking the sidebar as well! :)


30 Kim January 24, 2010 at 1:02 am

I’m so glad that you are teaching your kids how to sew! I learned when I was in third grade and I think it is so important for young kids to learn this skill!


31 The Scooper January 24, 2010 at 3:35 am

Those are delightful! I am hoping to learn sewing alongside my 8-year-old daughter…when we can squeeze it in. Also, thanks for the honesty on your last post about homeschooling. Like you, I gave up a full-time career outside the home 3 years ago to be at home and to homeschool. We are pretty classical in our approach as well {involved in one-day-a-week Classical Conversations which we love} but it’s sort of a combination around here. Philosophically and emotionally, I’m drawn to Classical and to Charlotte Mason but I find myself clinging still to the measurable. Actually your post inspires me to let go a little bit more. My 3rd grade girl just brought up the public school thing too…maybe it’s contagious this time of year. I don’t have any answers to offer you, only kinship. I love your blog and think you’re super cool. : )


32 Kirsten January 24, 2010 at 3:54 am

LOVE the dress!! *sigh* Oh, the fun of dressing little girls!! And I don’t think I ever said – the new look for the blog is SO divine. Love the new header (at least new since the last time I commented).


33 patty January 24, 2010 at 5:37 am

i slip away for a few days and look what happens! love: the color-on-color background, the header and how it has your full name up there, {the cheery…errr… cherry photo!}, the beautiful dress {!!}, your sweet photo captions… and the watermarks on your photos… girl, we gotta talk! ;)
enjoy this january weekend with those beautiful girls!! :)


34 Lanie January 24, 2010 at 6:46 am

Love the dress! It reminds me of the pillow case dresses I used to make my Cami! Maybe I’ll pick that pattern up and giver a try!

So, did the girls prick their fingers with the pins??? I almost always do!!! But, for some reason I keep going back for more!!! LOL

Have a wonderful Sunday with your sweet family.



35 Kyra January 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm

The jumper is too cute!

Discovered your blog over Christmas break-love it!


36 Kasey January 25, 2010 at 2:24 am

That dress is so darling. I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.


37 Debbie January 25, 2010 at 2:51 am

So inspiring! Makes me want to have another little girl to sew for (my youngest is 17). Great pictures! She will love this dress, I’m sure.


38 Ruth January 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

What a great way to spend the afternoon. The jumpers are just too cute and sure make you wish for spring.



39 gina January 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Oh my gosh, Love it! The colors are amazing- any chance you’ll be adding Etsy shop to your list of endevors?!!! My makcie LOVES color and print!!! And di you guys stentil the bow on her boots?!??


40 Carol Busse January 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm

What a gorgeous dress, Edie. And I love the boots that go with it.


41 Crystal January 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Adorable (you may have an influx of comments from me as I continue to read your archives and can’t refrain from responding even though these posts are a year old)! I haven’t sewn since high school home ec but have been wanting to learn. I would like to get a sewing machine and teach my 5 and 7 year olds how to sew as well. They would love this!!


42 Crystal January 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Adorable (you may have an influx of comments from me as I continue to read your archives and can’t refrain from responding even though these posts are a year old)! I haven’t sewn since high school home ec but have been wanting to learn. I would like to get a sewing machine and teach my 5 and 7 year olds how to sew as well. They would love this!!


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