This weekend I sewed a dress for Indigo. It's been really hot here so I wanted to make a light, twirly sun dress. I used the Analise Pattern by Portabellopixie. I stayed up until 2 am working on it. I couldn't wait to try the dress on Indi this morning, but, for whatever reason, it came out too tight in the bodice. Seems to be the theme of my weekend!
Fortunately, I think it will work for our next baby when she's 18 months old or so -- depending on her size. And the nice thing about this dress is it can be pair with a t-shirt like this
in cooler weather. I'm thinking it would be cute with leggings or even jeans?
So this outfit will be saved for our next baby. However, I am not going to consider this my first outfit for her. I cannot wait to make that outfit, but I want to make it with intention, knowing it will be specifically for her. I want to be thinking of her when I choose the fabric and while I am sewing it. I don't want her first outfit to be something that didn't work out for Indigo. Before I can sew her first outfit I need to wait to see how old and big she is. So, I'll be waiting until we get our referral (seems to be a recurrent theme on my blog lately, huh?!) to start sewing. We'll consider this the baby's "unofficial" first outfit made by me.
After having three sewing flops this weekend, I decided to do something else to relax tonight. It got me thinking about how, these days, I often do something in order to relax. Maybe it is researching things online, or reading blogs, or lately it's been sewing. When I was pregnant with Indigo, I was vigilant about truly relaxing. I knew I wanted to have a natural childbirth, so I diligently spent part of each day relaxing in preparation. I would do relaxation exercises or take a bath with a few drops of lavender essential oil or sip hot tea. I think it is so important to commit at least a few minutes of each day to recharge like this -- being not doing. I'd like to get back into this habit.