My 'dress a girl' update
Well I guessed wrong about how many dresses my bolt of fabric would make. It totalled 16. I also managed to commandeer an 'offcut' bolt of fabric that had been donated to school.
It is lilac with a kind of damaskesque leaf in it. The headteacher wasn't sure what they would use it for so was quite happy for me to take it. It is only 18 inches wide so makes smaller dresses for age 3,4,5yrs. So far I have cut out 12 kits including a pocket and contrasting bias tapes and sent them in to school with instructions for any willing volunteers to sew as part of the schools part in the project. I have another 24 dresses cut out at home and still more fabric left on the roll! It feels like the never ending porridge pot.
They went down such a storm that several others have asked me to make some to buy. So I am making a block batch of different sorts to take in soon. Also perfected a new two tone 'Mary Jane' shoe pattern which I will make in several combinations.
Oh to have a little one again - nope that moment of reflection has rapidly evaporated.
I printed their logo from their website, traced it then hand embroidered it onto the bib front. I dont think it turned out too bad, do you?
So all in all a busy couple of weeks. D1 came home for a weekend from Uni and D's 3, 4 + 5 had school hols. Happy days.