We have been moving all the rooms around in our house this week and as a result I had nowhere to put my mending pile (I like to store up mending until it reaches the ceiling) so I was forced to face it and I have spent the day patching and mending, but at the bottom of the pile was a top I started sewing for Annis a year ago and then sort of left (a habit of mine). It was hand sewn and I had just two seams left to finish.
I had my suspicions that it wouldn't fit but either she hasn't grown in a year or I made it a bit big because it fits perfectly (she has rolled the sleeves up). The pattern is from sewing clothes kids love and was actually (for an absolute novice dress maker) surprisingly simple.
The fabric she chose was a very slippery silky jersey (I would suggest you don't let your daughter loose in the fabric shop if you want an easier fabric to work with) hence my decision to hand sew it. It was quite quick to sew if you ignore the year long gap in the middle.
and we are both rather pleased with it. The book is gorgeous, especially if you have a girly girl who loves dresses and frills! I am intending to try and convince Annis that she needs a few frills so that I can make the beautiful skirt and maybe progress onto a dress or two before she grows too much!
so now I can get on with my crochet camping blanket with a nice hot chocolate
and Annis can relax after all that posing!