2.27.2015

Carefree

Before I had kids, I didn't think that I'd be one of those moms who cried like a ninny muggins when their babies go off to school.  But before I had kids, I never thought I'd be a human spit up rag or say things like, "Please don't dip your feet in your food" during dinner.  Mom-hood makes you do or say things that you never thought you'd do or say.  So its safe to say that I'm going to cry when Lila goes to kindergarten.

After Sophia was born, I decided that I really just want to relish this last year before Lila starts school.  I'm not dreading sending Lila, but I just know that it will open up a different chapter for my little family.  One that will have to be a little more scheduled and a little less "let's hang out in our pj's and not go anywhere today."

So I've been trying to let this year be a little more free and easy and carefree.  When the house is messy, I'm just rolling with it.  When the kids want to color, I try to stop what I'm doing and color. When Madelyn has to go to the doctor to get stitches, we go get stitches. That was yesterdays adventure..... :)

And when Lila is being a weirdo, I let her be a weirdo.  Sometimes she gets so silly and I have to remind myself that five year olds giggle whenever you say the word "poop."  Not really what tickles my funny bone, but hey, she's five, right?  Right.....

Naturally, I had to make a dress that embodied my  "carefree" year mood.  It's a geranium with a twist.

This biggest twist being, I added sleeves.  I love this pattern as is and my only complaint is that it's not as winter friendly.  But drafting sleeves made for a quick fix and a dress perfect for chilly weather.


I also switched things up by curving the front bodice upward.  I wanted to round it out and make it a little playful.  I sewed a 4T bodice and a 5T length.

I bought the fabric from Joanns a couple years ago.  It's corduroy and perfect for winter weather.

The buttons are also from Joanns.

Overall, I loved the final result and Lila is always happy to get a new dress that fits.  Here's to a relaxed rest of the year!  

6 comments:

  1. I just love your blog and all the funny things you have to say. P.S. I am totally a sucker for a geranium. I just sent my 4 year old to pre-k this year and feel the same way. It is amazing to watch her grow in her own little world, yet I miss the time she had just being at home.

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  2. I love the fabric you chose for this particular style. What an adorable 'back to school' dress!

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  3. Such a cute dress!! Beth do you remember us in my mom's science class laughing about ATP... when you said Lila laughs at "poop" it reminded me of that haha Anyways, you are so talented!!

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  4. I love that Lila is so teeny that you can use a 4T bodice. So Lizzie would be a 4T bodice and a 3T length. My amazon girls...

    This is so darling! I love the curved waist (I forgot the correct sewing term you used).

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  5. I love that Lila is so teeny that you can use a 4T bodice. So Lizzie would be a 4T bodice and a 3T length. My amazon girls...

    This is so darling! I love the curved waist (I forgot the correct sewing term you used).

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