I wish you could've seen how intensely awkward this photo session was. I started out holding Liam (until he spit up all over himself), and Shawn asked, "Why are you holding him? You can't even see the dress."
Because I'm super uncomfortable having my picture taken by myself. And that's why we ended up with one picture. I would make the worst fashion blogger.
Anyway, the other night I needed something fun and creative to take my mind off the stress of our move. So after Liam went to bed, I tackled my first dress. It's actually the first garment I've ever made for myself. I used the Hazel dress pattern from Colette patterns and adored it. For a first time dressmaker, it was incredibly thorough and easy to understand. I grabbed some chambray-type fabric (not sure exactly what it is) from my stash and the entire thing took less than 4 hours from start to finish. Next time, I'll cut the skirt a bit longer so that I won't have to make such a tiny hem. It's lightweight, has pockets (!!!), is perfect for summer, and I have a feeling I'll be wearing it on repeat. (And making it again and again.)
And now I'm hooked. I want to make lots more clothes because a) it saves so much money and b) it's just seriously fun.