Did you think I dropped off the face of the earth? ;) I had the incredible opportunity to teach my women's Coastal Curtsy Skirt tutorial at SNAP! conference and I look forward to sharing my experience, but I've been informed that my blog has been disappointingly stagnant of late. I'm here to remedy that and share my final Sew All 26 post which has already been enjoyed several times by the sweet recipient.
My sweet Pearl. My large-hearted, red-headed girl of 11 years. I sat down after my Y project (which might be one of my all time favorites) and jotted down how many times I made something for each one of my kids. Pearl came up short and she was thrilled when I told her she was next.
The thing about Pearl is she wants something that is non fussy. She doesn't want bows and ruffles and multiple pieces. She can't worry about wrinkles when we ride our bikes. And, she's gotta have a quick exit for post-church change.I drafted the dress from one of her t-shirts and the neck was eyeballed and turned out too low for comfort (whoops!), so I added a little inset.
But, it's easy on, easy off, no ironing needed. All right up Pearl's alley.
Pearl has been told from day one that her hair color is covetable, that women pay hundreds to try to get that color.
She decided that she wanted to grow her hair long enough so she could still pull it back into a ponytail, but also long enough to be able to donate to Locks of Love. She researched what we needed to do, and how we needed to do it and had me cut close to a foot of her lovely locks.
Then she said she just wanted to keep growing her hair out and cutting it and donating it over and over again to help other children. Heart of gold, this one.
So, this concludes the first Sew All 26! If you have a Z inspired project, leave a link in the comments (since my inlinkz subscription has expired, oops!) I will do a recap and round-up of your projects to wrap it up. I've been so impressed by so many of your alphabet projects as you've followed along.