It was requested that the kids all wear red, white and/or blue. You now what that means. I got the brilliant idea that I should make little K a dress for the program. The only problem is, I didn't do anything about it until Monday...the program was on Tuesday! It's not as crazy as it sounds. I had fabric on hand that I wanted to use, and I was sure I could find a pattern that didn't require any zippers or special notions - so it shouldn't take too long - right?
And it really didn't take very long to make. I love the pattern. It's McCalls #5613. I think I would have liked the dress to be a little bit longer (my daughter is smaller than the average 8 year old, so I never have to lengthen patterns). This dress would be above the knee on an average size child. I think it would be super cute slightly shorter with a pair of leggings also. I was thinking about adding a ruffle for length, but the zig zags were making me kind of dizzy already.
I had fun layering the buttons (please don't look at my button hole. I knew how to do them on my old machine - and I'm sure my new machine can do them with just a turn of a dial, but I didn't have time to figure out how, so I just zig zagged the button holes).
I love the big over sized pockets that have this cute pleated detail.
The fabric is from Hancock Fabrics (over a year ago). Our store closed down, so I got the entire bolt cheap. I'll be making an American Girl Coordinating Doll Dress soon (per my daughters request).