The Stuff of Life

Dresses, Dresses, Dresses (and shorts)


This is just a quick “Clothe Them” (that’s what I’ve decided to call this project, at least for now) update. I would like the world to know that my mom is a sewing machine. Not literally 😉 but definitely figuratively. She just keeps cranking out the dresses and shorts. I’ve also been receiving bags of dresses from friends and friends of friends. It’s quite amazing really. It makes me a little emotional, or (maybe that’s just hormones). Whatever it is, I get tears in my eyes when I look at the piles of clothes in “Mara’s room.” (We let our longtime babysitter, as close to family member as you can get without actually being in the family, claim a room when we moved in. That’s totally unrelated, but now you know a little bit of trivia about my family.) I will post a grand total next Monday after I ship the dresses, but for now here are the numbers.

DRESSES – 268                                    SHORTS – 100


Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

2 thoughts on “Dresses, Dresses, Dresses (and shorts)

  1. Woo hoo for my room!

    I’m so excited about all the dresses. My sewing machine is not in a very good position to be used right now as it is occupying my entryway table alongside keys and some various decorations… Why my roommate thinks my sewing machine table is a good place for that stuff, I’m not sure, but it is what it is. Otherwise I’d have made many noble attempts to sew dresses this time around.

  2. Next time around we’ll do a sewing day together 🙂 And once your room has been emptied of dresses, you should come have a sleepover.

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