I haven't sewn for the girls in a while... well since September. Notice that she's no longer wearing her glasses. She'd been begging for contacts for the longest. And during the winter break, she got her wish. And she's been doing great with them.
Mikaela needed a dress for this past Saturday and I'd been loving Simplicity 1873 - Cynthia Rowley, view C. I thought the shorter skirt view would be perfect for a leggy teenager. And the fit and flare style is so trendy right now.
Mikaela, being the little fashionista that she is wanted her dress in the color mint. So I found this really pretty mint green swiss dot fabric at Hancock. The pattern only suggested that you line the bodice. But since I used cotton lawn, I added a full lining. And I used a mint green broadcloth.
I cut the size 6 and I didn't have to lengthen, but I did have to take the bodice in. I love that the pattern instructed you to make a 2 1/4" deep hem. It added to the "twirl factor"!
I'm a fan of orange as a contrasting color with mint, so I bought her these great Steve Madden wedges. And an orange necklace from me and also my vintage frame clutch purse.