That's two finished items. Now to make the dress. This dress is super easy and very cute. The front is form-fitting and the back of the bodice shapes a heart (Simplicity 1382). Before I could put in the zipper, I wanted to make sure the size was right.
I made it a size larger than usual...so I didn't want it to be too large. I basted the side seams to the bodice and basted the waist band. I also basted the back seam on the skirt. I didn't want to have to take out multiple seams. So I brought it to her house in two pieces and pinned the skirt to the top while she had it on. Too large? NO! I have to make the bodice side seams smaller than usual and lengthen the waste band by an inch and let out the skirt a bit. Thank goodness I didn't make it a size smaller! :)
While I had it all together, I pinned up the hem for length. Her school (junior high! My little grandgirl is starting junior high!) has a dress code that skirts must be no shorter than finger-tips. So we measured the tips.
I don't usually take pictures of Kaity in her clothes until they are completed but these pictures turned out so well I thought I'd give a sneak peek. I will complete this dress tomorrow and cut out the last top. Onward!