That Wednesday in mid-September was my last day at work. I immediately settled in comfortably to my new role as a stay-at-home mom. The timing of the lay-off worked well for my family, who had suffered from my business trips and working on weekends. We decided it was a perfect opportunity to take care of the family. My son is the beneficiary of my tutoring skills, my daughter claimed my extra time for her sewing projects and my husband, well my poor husband is probably still waiting to see more of me. I seem so much busier now!
|Butterick 5850: no surprises that the neckline was high...|
Well, I'm not sure making a couture dress was the sabbatical that my husband agreed to sponsor. In fact, I'm pretty sure he expected a cleaner, more organized house, a happier wife and better behaved children. Instead, he got a dining room covered in silk organza scraps and loose basting threads, as his wife became obsessed with a new project. At least the kids' behavior didn't get any worse.
|"Please don't TOUCH me!"|
- Favorite dress so far, at least ones that I've made for her [thank goodness]
- Prettiest: it has a vintage vibe, with the circle skirt and a flattering neckline
- Most comfortable: we did spend more than a week fitting the muslin, and it's nice and airy for dancing
Me? I'm relieved that it was finished in time (an hour before go-time), and she likes it. We didn't include any elaborate ornamentation, or any embellishments, but it's a dress that should serve her well in the future. I am ready for a quicker project. I bought Simplicity 2153 yesterday. For myself.
My husband? He's ready for me to finish organizing our house. I didn't tell him about Simplicity 2153.