Hannie had a part in our Children’s Primary Program at church singing with a small choir yesterday. She was so excited about it and a couple of weeks ago she and I talked about making a new dress for the program. So, we picked out the fabric, picked out the pattern and laid it all out in a pile….waiting for some time this week to get her dress done.
Fast forward to this week when there were unexpected doctor’s appointments, colds, and just well….life. On top of that I spent most of Friday and Saturday teaching sewing classes with liZ.
And late last night when I went into the sewing room to put away all of the sewing supplies from the classes….my heart completely sank. There on the cutting table in front of me sat the pile of fabric and the dress pattern….I felt awful.
I knew Hannie would understand….and I know that I always won’t live up to all of my children’s expectations, but I also knew that dress was important to her. And I felt absolutely awful that I had put it off.
So, I got up, scooped up some energy and sewed the dress. And two hours later when I was pressing the hem….I knew that those 2 hours were worth it. It might not be much longer that she wants me to sew a dress for her, and I want to cherish those moments every time they come.
So, here is the Two hour Sunday Dress….
The dress is the same boatneck simple bodice that I make a lot but I do love them on her…they look so cute. The fabric is Michael Miller Coral Stripes in Cotton Sateen (LOVE the weight of this fabric!!! It’s amazing 😉 and the skirt is just a gathered skirt.
She found a cute black leather belt in her closet that looked really cute with it…so we added that last minute with some black flats and called it done.
I know it’s just a dress…but somehow it wasn’t just about a coral striped dress. It was a lesson to me about what is really important….and this girlie is so important to me.