An *actual* pattern! With pieces to cut out and a 9 year old girl to measure. Hems out the wazoo and gathers till the cows come home.
The traditional 4th grade field trip to Rose Hill, the little one room school house just south of us. I really had no choice in the matter, what kind of crafty momma would I be if I DIDN'T make her a prairie dress?
I would have been a disgrace ;)
This I can say (without any kind of shame) is my first successful dress. And I'm not going to lie, I was scared. Necklines scare the bejezus out of me. I still have all the patterns I bought when Vi was just a baby, what I don't have is all the wonky dresses I made from those patterns! This success story is not likely to have a sequel any time soon though, at least not till October ;)
And I'll leave you with a rare non-blurry photo of one of our little Gerbil friends, who looks like a sweet little bunny (if you squint). I think it's because you can't see his rodenty tail ;)