First … HELLO! It has been a while since I have done a blog post but it feels good to be back in a creative space. Thank you to all that have asked about me and how I have been doing .. it is REALLY appreciated. Life has definitely gotten in the way lately and I have learned a lot of hard lessons about strength and resilience but I am here and I am ready to press on. We have all been dealing with COVID in some way or another and it has really hit me hard in many ways that I did not expect nor were prepared for. I am happy to say that I have been able to remain healthy through this ongoing ordeal but there have been many other circumstances arrived that have really tested my strength.
If you have been following me for a while you know that I am Director of Technology at an independent School here in Alabama. Unfortunately, schools have been right smack dab in the middle of COVID, politics, and everything else. With little guidance from ANYONE, we have had to weed our way through much of this. School officials, teachers, administration and students have in some ways been forced to adapt and push on. I have to say that I still have not gotten use to it .. the constant fear of wondering whether you have been exposed. BUT I can say that this situation has made me stronger.
Another personal aspect of my life that I don\’t talk about much is my home life. Over the last few YEARS, I have been in a legal battle alongside my mom trying to gain permanent custody of my granddaughter. Y\’all … this has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with in my life. It has affected me emotionally and physically. Knowing that you don\’t have the complete power over providing comfort and safety for someone that holds your entire heart is gut-wrenching to put it lightly. I am happy to say that the fight has recently taken a more positive turn but we are still not out of the woods yet.
I just wanted to share a little bit about the \”challenges\” I have been dealing with over the last year but now I want to jump into something a bit more light-hearted….this beautiful and Super comfy ZADIE JUMPSUIT by Paper Theory!
This Jumpsuit comes as a PDF Pattern and is available in sizes 6-28, I cut a size 12.
Y\’all I know I am late to the party but this JUMPSUIT is so ULTRA Comfy and CUTE. My favorite parts have to be the lowered crotch and the POCKETS which lend to just how comfortable and stylish the jumpsuit is!
I made a vow to myself this year that I would sew more practical pieces. Pieces that I could wear as everyday wear rather than more dressy pieces that I have sewn in the past.
This jumpsuit fits the bill perfectly!
The jumpsuit was very easy to put together and I plan on making many more of these. I definitely want to make one with longer legs next time so that I can wear it throughout the upcoming winter months!
I\’m super excited to be back in a mental space where I can SEW and BLOG. I look forward to sharing my continued journey with you all and I can\’t wait to make more functional pieces to wear!