Simplicity 8165

The younger lass was in the final year of primary school. Her school has an end of year function, the kids like to dress a bit nicely. The younger was keen for a new dress. She spent a lot of time browsing cataologues and chose the pattern in May.

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Simplicity has terrific patterns for tweens, they are age appropriate and stylish. Just what the younger wanted – she was almost 12 when she wore the dress.

The end of school was late in December. I waited until November to measure and make. Just in case she hit a growth spurt. The younger chose the fabric, decided she wanted the sleeveless version with a level hem. img_1253

Bit by bit, I cut out the pieces and spent a pleasurable afternoon putting them together.

Not sure how I found the time, my thesis was in the final editing process.

The school function was good, it was lovely for us to farewell primary school – all three are in secondary school now – YAY!

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The younger was very happy with her dress. She’s worn it a few times since, and will hopefully get one more use from it.

 

 

I measured her again for a birthday dress (she is now 12) and she grew 3cm over the summer break!

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