Well!! We made it through Hurricane Gustav! These are pictures of our backyard. I have to say that it was not a fun storm to weather! We are fine. There is so much tree and debris damage all around our town and the surrounding towns. My Mom still does not have electricity. We had no house damage thank God but we did lose 4 trees in the backyard. I don't know of one home that did not lose at least one tree in their yard. One of our neighbors lost 10 trees! We were without electricity for 3 days and were blessed to have it back on by Thursday but our internet connection was 0nly restored today. The children did good. They were a little scared at times but other than that they kept themselves busy and did hardly any complaining about the heat and humidity and no electricity. Tommy and I were very proud of them. I will post some pictures to this blog but mainly will document our Gustav experience on our family blog. Thanks to all customers from Etsy who waited so patiently to have their purchases sent to them.
And during the days of catching up on the laundry, I was able to make a test of my next sewing pattern!! I am excited about this pattern because it has sleeves! Several of you have emailed me in the past and asked if I will ever offer a pattern with sleeves. The pattern is very easy and I know you will love it as much as I loved making it today! This dress you see was originally a size 5/6 but the scoop neck was too small for Rose my 5 year old so I made it a size 3/4 for Grace my 3 year old. However, I forgot to adjust the chest size to fit a size 3/4 so the dress in the picture is too big for Grace around the waist area. I will be adjusting the chest size for all bodices.