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Back to sewing after a busy Easter weekend

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I hope you all had a blessed Easter. I love Easter and the joyous message of hope that the resurrection gives to us. Our weekend was a bit hectic as we busily prepared for Easter dinner. We hosted dinner this year with 16 guests - my side of the family and friends from church. We enjoyed dinner, visiting and the all important board games! It was fun, but exhausting. Even Sophia, the spoiled Maltese, was too tired to do anything but sleep after all of our guests left. Because I had taken Good Friday off from work I managed to squeeze in a teeny tiny bit of sewing time. The cotton gingham dress with the pleated waistline treatment, Vogue 8353 , is making progress. So far the most time consuming part was marking and hand basting the pleats. The dress is still in three pieces (two fronts and a back) and is pinned onto the dress form. I put the dress aside to work on a top for my daughter. It is New Look 6678 and I'm sewing the view shown in pink on the envelope front. The fa