I have been industrious. While Emma has been been holding my computer hostage, I have been diligently sewing away!
"Sewing what?" you ask.
The napkins I already cut out? No. The baby quilts I impulsively bought fabric for? No. Zachary's quilt that needs quilting yet, or Clayton's quilt that is still in the planning stages? No.
I have been sewing bloomers.
Fun, sweet, darling, girlie bloomers which will help preserve a bit of feminine modesty! I just love little girls in sweet little dresses and skirts, but it just takes the wind out of my sails to see those sweet little girls playing on a playground or sitting on the ground inspecting a hole in their sock exposing themselves to the world's scrutiny. I prefer overalls to that!
Auntie Hannah mailed me this pattern, and in perfect timing, because I was about to get desperate and modify a pajama pattern. I was pleased at how easy these were, and how fast they were to sew up (when I remembered to sew right sides together) ;-)
If anyone is interested, I might be able to post a picture of the pattern. I really think that someone like Eldest Daughter could duplicate it and be successful. It is only one piece times two.
I finished off mine with lace trim, and got creative with my polka dot ones! I told the girls the trim was called pom-poms, and Susanna said "they're Puffy Beans!" And here is a picture of the bloomers with Puffy Beans:-)
The girls wore their bloomers to church today, and when we got home they wanted to dress down. In future, I may make this pattern in a tighter weave fabric so they aren't transparent should the girls want to wear them without a skirt.
One step at a time! (and as long as Emma keeps hogging my computer, I will have plenty of time for steps!) They really are pretty cute by themselves, aren't they? (the bloomers, not my daughters - that goes without saying!)
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times