Sewing My Stash Off, Week 2- Pattern Letter B: Belinda

I struggled a bit choosing the pattern this week. I have so many “B” named patterns but almost all of them are summer styles… and this Wisconsin girl is not feeling very summery this 2nd week of January 🥶

Remember my rules: only Stash fabric may be used to try out these “new to me” patterns

Well, I went waaay back….

If you know me I’m a crazy sentimental nut. I treasure memories and keepsakes to a fault. (Don’t even get me started on pictures) God blessed me with an amazing memory, and I love it…but it’s bittersweet too. I’m so grateful my memories are vivid though. They help me carry on so much happiness in my heart. Our time here on earth is so short.

Okay, so what in the world does this have to do with sewing my Stash Off?!?! Well, I’ll tell you: the pattern I used is Belinda’s Button Up Dress from CKC patterns ….and I immediately knew what I was going to do:

See that bottom piece? The button up skirt…. it’s my husband’s. 😍. It’s a shirt he wore ALL. THE. TIME. Before we were married ….I can still see him in it. At any rate, I’ve had a small pile of his shirts sitting in my sewing room to use in some way….and this was perfect!

Oh, and don’t think I left the boys out! I used the scraps to make a bow tie

Do you have a Daddy’s girl that would love to wear a dress made out of Daddy’s shirt? Or boys that could use a bow tie made from Daddy’s shirt? What about a special grandpa or uncle?

I wish I would have taken a picture of Georgia when I showed her this dress and explained why it was so special….she Lit up! Instead, I’ll leave you with this. She puppy -dog-eyed, pleaded to wear it to school immediately 😍

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