Graduation dress!



I can’t believe I have a sixth grader! I remember when i brought my little girl home, and how my world changed for the better. My first child is now on her way to middle school.

She did outstanding this year, and I wanted to do something special for her, so I asked her what outfit she wanted me to make for her and she picked this pattern View B:

I bought two set of fabrics since I love to work with what i call a wearable muslin, so i made this one first

I always find that commercial patterns always add lots of ease, and I don’t know why I keep forgetting. I cut a size 14 based on the chest measurement, but i had to take in a whole 2 inches when she tried it for fitting. I do hate having to waste fabric, so i need to get better at measuring for better fit.

I should have taken pics of the fitting process but i was running behind….as in I only had six hours to finish this muslin and also the main dress. Since I cut the main fabric already, I decided my seam allowance would one inches instead of the five-eighths stated on the pattern. I did not change the allowance for the zipper.  She didn’t get to do a fitting for the main fabric, but the fit was perfect to me and she loved it!

This is the final dress, she was very excited to wear it.


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, i cut a view B

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy to follow and quick

Fabric Used:
Spring Sheen Stretch Satin from Joann

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I enjoyed sewing this pattern, it was easy and quick.

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