Summer Whirl

What a summer! Just when you think things are going to slow down to Gershwin's "Summertime, and the living is easy..." the "tornadoes" come! (Along with all the tomatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers, cabbages, beets, onions and blackberries growing in the garden!)

The Virginia interns came back for ten days of whirlwind action: designing a new nursing dress pattern, making it up, testing it on a customer, and adjusting the dress so we can tweak the new pattern before writing up the directions.

In the middle of all that, we cut out two dresses and a pelisse for my September trip to Jane Austen's England with my daughter (and granddaughters), of Sensibility Patterns' fame. We made four dresses for two little sisters, as well as a dress for the interns' mother, designed and made from the mom's measurements as a surprise for her!

What a joy it is to have eager young seamstresses in our home! We are so glad to be able to encourage young ladies in their sewing and home making. We hope your household is a productively busy one, too.

Ec 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Praise the Lord for creative work He gives us! May we do all things excellently for His glory alone!


  1. Will you be selling the nursing pattern here on your blog?

  2. Thanks for your question. Yes, we are working on getting the pattern printed so we can sell it on this site. It may take some time, so thanks in advance for your patience!

  3. Hi Mrs. Need,

    Thank you for your gorgeous site and your efforts to promote modest clothing and the skill of sewing. We've featured your blog at our new modest clothing shopping guide site Please continue your excellent work.

    Fashion Belle


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