I've been looking at blessing dresses on and off recently and haven't seemed to find anything that I like that isn't as expensive as my wedding dress. I really wanted something simple and not really frilly frumpy (I think sometimes babies look like they're suffocating in those dresses). So, I decided to be brave and take on the incredible challenge of making my own. I also thought this would give me more to do while I sit around waiting for this baby to come out. I'm getting really anxious if you haven't noticed :) I went to Joanns and got the pattern fabric and everything else that I would need. I spent yesterday and some of today working on the dress. It's actually the first project that I've really, truley sewn (sticking to the pattern, directions, etc). It definitely was a challenge and I learned a lot from it such as, how to sew a button hole (my sewing machine is really cool), casing, and last but not least how to interpret the sewing directions. I think most of my time was spent looking confused at the directions asking myself, "what does that mean" or "what in the world is that picture supposed to be?". It was an adventure and I am happy it's done. It's always so nice to finish and see the end result. I think it turned out pretty good, not perfect by any means, but good enough. I hope it fits, I kind of had to guess seeing as I don't really know when she will be blessed and a one month difference for a newborn really is big.