Easter Sunday has come and gone with its glorious splendor. It was a wonderful day of worship and family. Neal and I had the pleasure of taking Hays to pick out his clothes for the day several weeks ago, and he did a great job of selecting a beautiful pink tie to go with his outfit. I made Amelia’s dress. It was a long process as I had challenged myself to make the dress from a special pattern.
The pattern is Chery Williams Antique Lace Dress and requires yards and yards of lace. Chery and I went to high school together so making the dress she designed was a special endeavor. I painstakingly pieced the fabric and lace panels—and more lace, then more lace, then finished with lace. When I was finished (the Saturday before Easter) I pressed it perfectly and delivered it. Amelia was not home so I didn’t see the dress on her until Sunday when our family gathered after church.
When she walked in, I just glowed thinking of the hours of stitching that lead to this pinnacle moment: photo time! We all got out our cameras/smart phones and snapped photos. It was just as I had imagined.
I realized in a quick moment that all of my work was summed up into this one statement: “Gigi, it is the perfect twirling dress!” Amelia said with delight as she spun around with the biggest smile ever. Perfection. All of my work was well worth it.
Sewing is one of my favorite hobbies. My mom made all of my clothes and taught me how to sew. For that I am very thankful.
How many of you all sew?