On to the project! A birthday dress for the younger of my two nieces, who turns nine on Sunday. This is the Feliz from Sewing Clothes Kids Love. It was also available as an individual pattern from Farbenmix, but I believe they discontinued it when the book was released.
I didn't make any changes to the pattern, but did include two optional features. One was to have a few inches of the sash, which is sandwiched between the two layers of the dress, be elastic, so the wearer doesn't have to retie the sash every time she puts it on. I thought that was a clever idea. I also included the facings on the back sides of the overdress. It seemed more finished with them, rather than just hemming the sides.
I think this is the kind of dress that really needs to be modeled to not look like a sack. It has a lot of twirl factor going for it! When I asked O. if he wanted to see the dress before I packaged it up, he misunderstood me said, "I'm not putting that on!", so no action shots. Hee.
Next week is the Kids Clothes Week Challenge. I have a couple of spring/summer outfits planned for E. The boy doesn't need much, but he does have some buddies with birthdays coming up, so I'm going to see what he thinks about making them fun tees. I wanted to make a shirt for myself for the Spring Top Sewalong, but it's not looking likely, as it's O's birthday tomorrow, and I also have to make an Abe Lincoln costume in the near future. ?!?