A Sunday afternoon…
Lately, my weekdays and weekends have been filled with obligation, client projects, and work. I have not had an afternoon to spend on my own pursuits for the past three months.
I fixed this issue today. My youngest daughter has had a length of stretch plaid in the bottom of her closet for quite some time. A l wonder through my pattern library brought me much needed inspiration and turned my Sunday afternoon into a creative and productive one that did NOT involve anything “work/professionally” related.
The pattern is New Look 6704. It contains instructions to create an overcoat, mini dress, belted blouse, long, short and sleeveless button down tops that are suitable for nearly every shape and figure.
My daughter happens to be well proportioned. She is tall and lean and can wear nearly anything. The plaid suits her and she is eagerly awaiting the morning so she can wear it to University classes.
It has always done my heart good to create clothing for my daughters. From the time they were born I’d spend hours in my studio. I had a playpen set in the corner to accomodate them when they were babes. I had a multitude of activities set at a table to keep them busy when they were older. They’ve been a part of my sewing world from the start. Now, even though both are grown and beginning their journey through adulthood, the pull of the studio has not been lost.
From costumes for hallowe’en to that special fitted ensemble, my machines have been an intricate part of life and growing for my girls and I. It has served to bond us together in creativity that remains as strong to day as it ever was. It is the go-to room whenever a special dress or outifit is needed. It is the room where bonding began and it is the room where I find solice from the outside world. I’ve missed my studio!
Have you spent some quality time with your fabrics, machines, and children lately? What wonderful creations are coming out of your love?