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Friday, June 3, 2011

Simplicity 3904

That’s So Raven
Yay! My baby, well not baby but, 7 year old, graduated from 1st grade! My how fast kids grow. I was a little disappointed because I thought they were going to have the little walk across the stage thing; instead they had the ceremony in the class room. That’s ok, that doesn’t change a thing – my baby is moving on.
She asked me to make her a dress. And of course, I love to sew, and was delighted to oblige. I mean after all, I sewing is my cure and I have been a bit down lately. I saw the machine and was feeling instantly cured. Really. This is my favorite photo but it came out so blurry. Awe man. Still, I love it.
I did it Ma!Ok, this is the pattern in reference:
Simplicity 3904
There is not really a lot to say about it except that it’s great, fast and easy to put together. My daughter chose the pattern, the purple version, and the fabric. She was the dreamer and I was the dream realizer. So, here are the rest of the photos and then the review.
Graduation Day                        Sitting - Waiting
Ann and Sis   Corey, Ann and Brad
Ann and Nii in front of Bell's Crossing
Pattern Description: Girls or Girls Plus Dress, Top and Shorts. I made cress View B.

Pattern Sizing: AA 8-16 and BB 8.5-16.5. I cut size 8.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I do believe so.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were very easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the look period. There is nothing to dislike about a pattern that is not too grown for a child these days yet very trendy and cute.
I do want you to beware that my daughter is 7 years old and is a bone and wears a 7/8 in RTW. I cut the 8 and it does not look like she'll be wearing this dress in to the spring. (Maybe she's just tall), but beware of the length if you are looking for just a tad bit longer look.

Fabric Used: I used a very pretty cotton named Pink Lemonade from Fabric.com. It has a slight stretch to it too.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Hmm let's see: 1. I did not interface anything. 2. I used only one piece for the band. 3. I skimped on the hem because I was trying to get it a little longer. 4. I used my own order of operation to put it together.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. Yes, absolutely.

Conclusion:
This dress was for my daughter's award/graduation ceremony from 1st grade. She chose the pattern and fabric. I just put it together for her. Great team, I must say.

7 comments:

Myra said...

She's soooo adorable!!! I really like the dress too, the print and color is perfect for a graduation! Great job! The little guys look thrilled to be in the picture! :)

Omega said...

How adorable, I know you are proud! Great job on her dress.

HeathersSphere said...

Very pretty and stylish!

Jada said...

Awww she is so cute !Great job on the dress.

ScheyF. said...

Thank you Ladies. Yes, Myra, they are thrilled, huh? lol ;)

Carla(LoverofWords) said...

so cute

GodsgirlT said...

What an adoreable little girl in a cute, cute, dress! CONGRATULATIONS!!! You now have a second grader on your hands! Love your selection of fabric for your daughter's dress. Nice work! BTW, the boys look thrilled - lol!