Sew-A-Bration of Womanhood: Dance Like No One's Watching


Oh, what my neighbors must think of me....LOL

I am thrilled to be a part of the Sew-A-Bration: Honoring Our Common Threads Blog Tour, hosted by Call Ajaire and the Shaffer Sisters.  This blog tour has been a month-long celebration either sewing for yourself or for the other great women in your life.  It's not often that I take part in some self-care sewing and every time I do, I wonder why am I not doing this more often?!?!

Oh wait, I know why.  So I'm a frugal money-conscious person.  I rarely buy fabric unless it's on sale and even then, my girls are tiny so I can make a yard go a long way.   Sewing for myself, however... Even though I am petite, it's rare to get by on less than 2 yards.  Because of this, it's hard for me to take the plunge to sew something just for me.   I have to love a pattern to commit that much fabric to it.  

Fabrics were selected from Hobby Lobby

When the tester call came through for the Ladies Peppermint Swirl Add-On (to the Cherry Cosmopolitan Dress), I really wasn't sure how the dress would look on me.   I've made each of my girls a Peppermint Swirl Dress in their sizes and they are showstoppers, but would I love it for me?!

Talking with my husband, he thought it would look great on me -- "very classy" was his description.   So, I took the plunge.  


My 5 year old snapped this photo mid-twirl and honestly, it sums up my feeling about this dress and about sewing for myself.  I am positively giddy and nothing about this photo is staged!  I'm telling you, it doesn't matter your age, every woman needs to feel the power of the twirl.  It's like something magical happens after you put this dress on -- your stresses in life disappear and your world becomes carefree.  I am already envisioning my next one.

Look how a 33-foot hem twirls!!

I mentioned above that I'm petite.   Shopping for clothes has always been difficult for me because of this.  At 5'1" and just 100 lbs, I'm not exactly average.  Sewing for myself allows me to tailor items so they fit me how I want them to fit.  It celebrates who I am - all 61 inches.

Sewing for myself also celebrates the talents with which God has blessed me.  I went through most of my life, not knowing what my true talent was.   I'm SEW glad I found it!

Shirred back helps you achieve the perfect fit!

Today, I celebrate being a woman, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend.  I celebrate me.  I am who I am and happy to be me!

It took me a long time to learn this concept and have confidence in myself.

How will YOU sew-a-brate yourself?

Links to all Sew-A-Bration Bloggers

The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter | Serger Pepper | House of Estrela | sewVery | Our Busy Little Bunch
4 comments on "Sew-A-Bration of Womanhood: Dance Like No One's Watching"
  1. Oh, I love this so much and you are SO beautiful. I'm so glad to know you - I love it when you're being you!!!

    1. Thank you! I'm so happy our paths crossed a year ago <3

  2. Just simply gorgeous. I'm not exactly average either - on the opposite end of the spectrum! I'm 6ft, so dresses often fit oddly. I may just have to give this one a try!


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