I did end up sewing all day the Saturday before Easter. Easter Sunday is the one Sunday each year that I try to have my kids wearing something fresh and new for Mass. My girls have been asking for Emily dresses for quite some time now, and I thought they could work as Easter dresses as well. If you don’t have the book Emily and Daisy, you may not know what an Emily dress is. My girls really love that book! I sewed an Emily dress for Larkspur a couple of years ago, but it is too small for her now, and so stained that I couldn’t even really hand it down to Beatrix. This time around I used the same pattern that I used for last year’s Easter dresses, but added a pinafore rather than a sash and apron. These dresses aren’t as exact a replica as the one I made last time, but I like them better and the girls are perfectly happy. I am really into those pinafores. I may have to sew some more.
And speaking of sewing, my friend Elizabeth has started a Thursday link up called Needle and ThREAD. It is similar to the Yarn Along, in that you share something you are creating along with what you are reading. The difference is that Needle and Thread is for sharing sewing projects (or any project that involves “pulling a needle through cloth.”) So for those of you who sew, go check it out and consider joining Elizabeth on Thursdays!