If you’ve been following along here for any length of time, you of course might know that when I make one daughter something, I usually end up making my other daughter something as well. Sometimes it’s the same thing, other times it’s different. I always have fun picking out fabrics with them and I always love their excitement.
I also admittedly love sewing a pattern more than once. Knowing the steps and process starting out the second time makes me able to really sink into this mode of enjoyment. I don’t have to wonder if I’m doing things right. I know it’ll work. Yes, it is fun and necessary part of sewing for me to experiment and try new things. Projects like this is not one of those times. This is for pure enjoyment. Something I know I can make with my two hands and give to my children. I don’t think sewing gets much better than that.
If I didn’t have projects like this I can truthfully say that I would love the creative process a lot less. I personally can’t be in the ‘all experiments all the time’ mode. This happens to be a need I’m fulfilling that’s different than the need I feel when I’m creating a new pattern. I love them both, but they fill different areas of my heart and mind.
So, yes, this is another swing dress made by me for my daughter Emily. But it’s much more than that.