Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dresses for Reese

I am just starting to learn how to sew clothing for Reese. I want to share two new dresses that I have completed recently. Right now I'm working on my first bishop dress with smocked detail. I'm excited to see how it turns out. 

First, I made the Sweet Dress out of Lindsay Wilkes' new book Sew Classic Clothes for Girls. Her book has a lot of cute patterns that I can't wait to try out. I made this one in size 12 months, so Reese is not quite big enough to wear it yet. 


Next, I made a pillowcase dress out of a gorgeous vintage sheet I found at Goodwill. The entire dress cost me $3, which was mostly the eyelet trim. I got the ribbon that goes around the neckline off of a tablecloth package I purchased at Target, the vintage sheet cost $1, and I already had the material for the lining. It is also size 12 months. 

We are planning on going to the beach this summer and I thought this would be the perfect dress to take. 

I decided to line it since the sheet was so old and thin. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Reese - 8 Months

Dear Reese,

You are 8 months old today and so full of life. You love to giggle and smile when anyone looks your way. You have light brown hair and blue/gray eyes. 

You are sitting so big and strong now. You rarely fall over. You have started to try to push your cute little bottom back to your heels when you are on your stomach. 

You are still great friends with your brother. He has just learned the word "sister" and likes to use it often. "My sister is awake." "Can I hold my sister?" He loves you so much and wants to comfort you when you cry. 

You still have tiny feet. These shoes are for 0-3 month olds and there is still plenty of room in them. 

You are a very happy and content baby as long as you can see someone. You don't like to be left in a room all by yourself. 

You can say "Da da" and something that sounds like "good good." No "Ma ma" yet. 

You are not mad in the picture above. You are practicing screeching. You love to see how long and loud you can screech. 

We love you so much. You are a joy for us and I love to see your smile when I come home from work. I pray that God gives me wisdom on how to raise you and that I can be a good mommy for you.