Eleven years ago, today, I got to wear the ultimate “me-made” garment: my wedding dress, sewn just for me by my Mom.
Back then I had absolutely zero sewing skills and only a passing interest in learning. I remember sitting in my Mom’s sewing room, watching with amazement as she carefully constructed each part of the dress, and thinking there was no way I could what she was doing. Unfortunately Mom hasn’t sewn for a few years due to some health issues. But now that I am sewing, I feel like I am able to carry on her passion for sewing. And as I have been learning this craft for myself, I feel a really special connection with my Mom. So Mom, if you are reading this – you are my inspiration, and I am so thankful for everything you have given me and taught me. I love you much and I want to wish you a happy early mother’s day! 🙂
As for my own me-made, today I wore my Calais shawl to work for a casual Friday.
Even though it is sunny and warm outside, I know my office will be freezing because of the air conditioning. Calais is another great little lace shawl pattern that was fun to knit, and is easy to wear as a scarf.
And tonight for our anniversary dinner, I think I will wear my new Taffy blouse!