Thursday, August 23, 2012

A New Dress

Hello,
 How is everyone today? The first week of school is almost over. We had changes at work too. Monday was the day children moved into new rooms with new teachers. Our baby room stayed mostly the same. Two of our boys went up to next room and next Monday my partner comes back with her baby. A fresh start for everyone. Kind of exciting I think. It has been fun watching the older kids get ready for the school bus, I can see them outside the nursery window. The new kindergarteners and new first graders. One of our teachers has a daughter who started middle school. It makes me emotional to watch them all growing up. We have a small staff and of the nine full time employees, 6 of us have kids at the daycare. Either in one of the classrooms or in the Before and After School program. Those who don't have their own children definitely love the kids there like they were their own, so it has been a big week for all of us.
 Autumn started first grade. I feel like she was just born and now she is a big kid. Here she is on the first day.
Yes, it was chilly enough for a jacket. Strange since we had such a hot summer and it is 95 right now. On Monday night she asked me to make her a new dress. We had gone to Walmart to get school supplies and she picked out some fabric. I thought the fabric was kind of loud, but she is six. If a six year old can't get away with it then who can? On Tuesday evening I looked through Ravelry for a crochet pattern for the bodice. She wanted me to crochet part of it and I love it when she asks me to make her clothes. I could not find a pattern that seemed just right, so I sat down and figured one out. Yesterday I got off work a little early and came home and made her this dress.
I wanted to keep it simple and it worked up really quickly.
Thank goodness it worked with that crazy fabric. I actually like it. Here is my little model. She wore it to school today.

She had to pose out in our front yard too. I was ready to get going, but she wanted her photo taken by the tree.
This dress took 3 hours start to finish. Much easier than cutting out all different shapes of a pattern. I love to sew, but this was so fast and simple. I will talk to everyone soon. I hope you all had a great week too.




18 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! I love it when my daughter asks me toe make things, too.

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  2. Thank you, I know it makes me feel so good that she likes things I make and doesn't think it is dorky.

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  3. That is a wonderful dress.. good job!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Thank you Teresa. Talk to you soon.

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  4. The dress is lovely, my daughter would have loved it as well at that age!
    Helenxx

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    1. Thank you Helen. She is growing up so fast.

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  5. What a wonderful dress, and so quick to make :) and yes, they do grow up far too quickly don't they :(
    Sue Xxx

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    1. I know, I feel like I just brought her home from the hospital. I am afraid I will wake up tomorrow and she will be 30. Lol.

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  6. Your daughter is so beautiful in her new dress! You have done a great job, the dress is so lovely! My son started first grade too this week. I had lots of tears in my eyes when went into his new classroom. You are so right they are growing up too fast!
    Have a happy weekend Kashi! xxxBarbina

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    1. Thank you Barbina. It was definitely an emotional week here too.

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  7. What a beautiful dress for a beautiful little girl. I am sure you will be making more of dresses. xxx

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    1. I am always so pleased when one of my ideas works. I have lots that don't. Lol.

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  8. O vestido de sua filha é lindo! E sua filha é uma graça também!
    Beijos

    http://tricoperfeito.blogspot.com.br/

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  9. Can anyone translate this for me? I get the general idea, but not sure exactly what language it is. Is it Portuguese?

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  10. She is gorgeous in her lovely dress. I've really enjoyed catching up with your posts Kashi, so much lovely work going on at you house and I liked accompanying you on your walk to school!

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  11. They grow up so quick, don't they. My girls are 17 and 22, I don't know where the time as gone, it doesn't seem 5 minutes since they were Autumn's age.
    I love the dress, you are so clever. Deb xxx

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  12. Wow! That is so beautiful and I am sure your daughter must feel like a princess in it. She looks so sweet!

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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