McCall's 5574, view C
I bought this pattern last summer, and bought the fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics this spring. Little Miss just turned 9, and I finally found my sewing mojo, so I made her a sundress. The prom dresses used up all my go-go juice, so yes... I've been MIA. But, this little number was a huge hit, so I'll definitely make another.
I used every last inch of the yard that I had, and used some batiste to line the bodice, along with some ribbon for the neck tie.
A thin band of elastic keeps the back up and I eliminated the waist ties. First, long skinny tubes are a PITA to make. Secondly, they just get in the way. Third, Little Miss always either needs help tying them or they just come undone. So, I skipped 'EM!
I've been busy enjoying my summer vacation, doing lots of camping and swimming and reading. James Patterson (Women's Murder Club) and Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum series) are my kind of summer time books. Not exactly life-changing and thought-provoking, but I get enough of that Sept-Jun, you know?