Monday, October 29, 2007

a story


There once was a girl who had a bit of a problem...
Her tummy kept getting bigger and bigger because of a little somebody, and her clothes weren't fitting very well anymore.


So she took apart a dress she was given that didn't fit just quite right...




...and she measured and snipped and took in here and there...

shoulders and sleeves,
neckline and bodice,
waist height and skirt shape.



She made satin ribbon and sewed on beads and buttons.

And in the end it was just right!
(It looks like there's something going on on the left side of the neckline...but I assure you there isn't.)


Yep, I am very happy with my new dress. I love designing different styles for dresses. Always have. Sewing my own clothes is a wonderful opportunity to try out my ideas (with no risk to anyone else...although I do subject my sister and mother to whims of fancy when constructing something for them on occasion). This happens to be a dress in which I will imagine myself to be Kate Sutton from The Perilous Guard. :)
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13 comments:

Norma Lewandowski said...

Hi Katie, love your dress, what a great job, and it looks so good on you. I also see that the little someone is growing. Prayers for both of you. I love to sew, just don't seem to have the time for it anymore. Take care. Hugs. Auntie Norma in Florids

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! :) I love the style and the adaptation for this new 'expansion.' You look beautifully pregs to me - love you bunches - the woman who sleeps in your room.

Katya said...

My room ~ ha! It is way YOUR room. But you're sweet. I have good memories of that room. Let's just say I got to sleep in your room for a while ;).

josieO said...

Hi there. I'm a friend of your aunt Emma's, and I've been lurking on your blog for quite a while now -- but didn't know you were expecting. Congratulations! May your little one bring you great joy and few worries.

beth said...

Wow! Congratulations! This is the first I'd heard of your impending joy. Keep us updated with photos of your burgeoning belly! love, beth

GodsLittleDreamer said...

Dearest Katie,
Congrats on expecting a baby! Your mom told us a few months ago, and I'm SO Excited for you and your husband! I miss seeing you, you should come and visit us soon, when you have time. Life has been wonderful, God has been good, Katelyns 9th Birthday is today, and mine is on Nov 1st, I will be 19! Wow, I'm getting old! lol anyways, This is my last year of school, and then I will be getting a Nikon D-80 next year, I am planning to be a photograper.
The family is doing well. I hope your morning sickness us over soon. Miss you!
Love ya Katie!
Abigail S

:..Rebekah..: said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!

Leah said...

Congratulations Katya Dearest! I love the dress and I can't wait to see it! :) Love you soooo much!


Leah

Charity Dawn said...

You look so beautiful my friend! Looking forward to Thursday! Love and prayers.

Ana said...

Hey Kat!! :) Hurrah the news is out. :) I'm so happy and your dress is so beautiful, I'm glad I didn't have to wait until I got home to see it. :) Thanks for the post!

M said...

Ohhhhh my goodnesssss..... *deep breath to stop hyperventilating*

Baby is REAL!! I knew that, you know that, we all did and do and will continue to---but seeing the pictures... Oh, Kate, I'm just so blessed for you. May your little one bring you as much joy as my darling girl does!

love,
em

Michal said...

Oh, it is SO Kate Sutton :-) I knew it as soona s I saw it! Look at you, so beautiful- you and Wooshie :-) I'm so happy for you, sweet cousin. I love you. :-)

Mrs Pea said...

Many Congratulations. I recall there was something (I forget what) that made me wonder, and now I know! May God bless you and the Little Someone greatly over the next weeks and months.