It has been a long time since I completed a ReSew project. To find out what the ReSew2020 Project is all about have a look at this page - https://www.simpleslowstill.com.au/resew2020.html. I know it is no longer 2020 but I am going to keep that name in honour of the year that was.
I really loved this dress when I bought it from the second hand shop but it was just a bit too short. I was going to just make a top out of it and use the lovely frills for something else. But then my daughter suggested I make it into a skirt to make the most of the frills. Then I thought I could use the top part of the dress, extend it and turn that into a shirt. Two for the price of one!
With the skirt I was able to let some darts out to give me some more width. Then I simply attached some bias binding around the top of the skirt and threaded some elastic through. It doesn't look spectacular and I will always wear a shirt over the top but it works.
It took me ages to decide what to do with the top. With gathered dresses and tops back in fashion I thought I would give that a go. It looked ridiculous! I looked like a clown in the circus. Also wasn't sure what colours to use. I didn't want to just use blue so I thought I would do the strips of varying widths.
I love the skirt and have worn it several times. A number of people commented how much they liked it when I wore it. I am not sold on the top yet. I think it works. I may just have to give it some time to get used to it.
Thankful Thursday: As we enter into this Lenten season, a period of 40 days before Easter starting yesterday with Ash Wednesday, it is traditionally a time of reflection and preparation as we follow the course of Jesus' journey to the cross.
I always enjoy my early morning walk. It is part of my morning routine. It helps me to get ready for the day but it is also a time to spend with God, just noticing little gifts he has for me. Usually I go the same way but sometimes I enjoy going a different path. This lent, as I walk, I am going to take a series of 40 photos to help me focus, pay attention and reflect on the gifts that God has for me in that moment.
Today I am thankful to God for: words of inspiration, sharing stories, invitations for collaboration, picking beans and eating them fresh, a video of a gorgeous baby opening his eyes, photo updates, playing chasey, lychees and homegrown eggplant shared.