Before the craziness of the holidays - yes, it was crazy... - I tested a pattern from a designer that I had never tried out; Blaverry on Etsy. Her patterns are very sleek looking - I definitely was intrigued by the excellent photography and modern look. In fact, I just looked and some of her patterns are 50% off right now....
Anyways, I didn't know how the Clara Twirl Dress was going to turn out, so I used some totally ugly calico I had in my stash - why I had this I have no clue - but I eked out the dress out of about a yard and a half.
This is a size 4 on Julia - sewn with no modifications. I think I need to use 5 length in the bodice, and maybe 6 length in the skirt. I want to make this dress again, and use fabric I actually like. It gets a thumbs up from the kid....except, when she initially put it on, she was pulling at the collar. She's a kid who hates things touching her neck. But, after we walked around the block for pictures, she forgot about it. So, I think it will work for her.
Notice we actually have green grass....that's what some rain will do for you in Southern California! We're in the midst of a long drought, and for months and months, everyone's grass has been brown. You get strange looks from your neighbors if you waste water. So, the recent rain has been very welcome.
Thanks for reading - hope your holiday was as fun/crazy as ours!