I had 2 assignments due on Friday, one of them I finished at an obscene hour which was really Saturday morning. So to reward myself (and in an effort not to go insane) I spent my Saturday making a dress for Polly. Yes I am a party animal, however, sewing does mean a bit of time to myself and believe me that is a rare commodity around these parts.
Of course when I finished it, it wouldn't go over her head (I think my kids have big heads) so I had to improvise. I cut down the back of the dress a little, finished it with some binding and added a button and loop.
And now, it fits!
This is the pattern I used for the dress.
Polly has been rocking the dresses lately. Matilda and her were treated by their Granny to go and see The Lion King during the week and Polly wore an old dress of mine (vintage!) from when I was her age. Love that Mum has kept some of these.
She wasn't really interested in having her photo taken in it though.
So that's all we've been doing around these parts. Writing assignments, trying to keep kids amused in the mean time and then sewing.
And apart from mum taking them to the movies, I did get a fair bit of work done during the week by writing letters on paper with glue sticks and then letting the girls cover them in sand. An idea I stole from here.
Matilda has been having fun trying to spell our her name and Polly's which she gets right some of the time. She also likes trying to write out their names and can kind of do most of the letters (if you use a bit of imagination) but she hasn't really got down with the idea of writing the letters next to each other and just puts them where ever she likes.
I'm not really ready for another week to start yet.
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