My first baby graduated from primary school last night.
I was stoked when she asked me to make her a dress for graduation, I think I'm the only grade 6 mum that sews so the kids think it's pretty cool when I make things.
This is Simplicity 2443. Again. According to the pattern measurements Caitlyn is smaller than the size 6. So I took a little off the side seams, the centre front and from the strap length. Turns out I probably could have made a straight size 6 because it's reasonably tight. Cait really wanted the wide elastic waistband and the ruffle fabric that we used for the skirt. I think the ruffle fabric is supposed to run the other way so that the ruffles sit flat, but Cait preferred it with the ruffles draping down. I self lined the top and used the same cotton knit to line the skirt so that everything was nice and opaque.
We got a lovely surprise when Caitlyn received the academic excellence and behaviour award. We're so proud of her!