Pleased with the construction - french seams throughout, and I put wee triangles of embroidery at the bottoms of the pockets for extra strength. (10yo girls USE their pockets, you know).
(I'm trying out new ways to photograph my makes... .)
You know I'm really lucky that I don't have to fight with my daughter about wearing clothes like this - she likes this "younger" look. If she wasn't outsized of the kiddie clothing, maybe it would be more of a problem (heaven save us from the clothing offerings for girls seven and older) but ... yeah, she likes wearing loose dresses. For all the messing, this is a "go to school, go to the grocery store, look decent and unstained" dress, it's not meant to be fancy-wear. (She will occasionally still sleep in these).
Up next - it's time to make shirts! :D I know I have other things cut and waiting for me. Your point? ;) No, seriously. The hubby's shirt collection is sad, and I keep buying shirting for him. It's only a savings (and it IS a savings) if I make them up!! (I've been able to find ONE place that sells shirts for 6'4" men that are slim-cut ... they run $40+. And I just checked... they don't even carry the tall+slim shirts anymore. We're to "slightly tailored"). A shirt, even for my tall husband, is 2.5 yards or so in the short-sleeve... well, you do the math.
My current shirting stash. One pattern. I'll get all this cut at once. The plaid will be a bit of fussing (a bit...) but the other two should cut right out. (Both blues are linen. 100% linen. I wonder if he knows how spoilt he's going to be??) Remind me how happy I am that the regular blues don't have stripes to align?
DH has a term for my sitting in the corner stuffing my feelings in a box: Chewing my nose. It gives you such the picture. But if I do this thing where I say "Oh no worries, me last!" all the time... yeah, that's exactly what I'm doing. Unnecessary, unwanted martyring. -eyeroll- No one MINDS me going after being good at things... except me. Because if I say, "I'm doing this" or "I'm a seamstress" or even, "I designed that!" (which I do occasionally when I get really happy with the frankenstiening process) that's a step up from "I sew some of our things". It puts me out on an emotional ledge. It makes me feel like I've got to get my game up. You know?
Anyhow. Time to drug the dog and tell the 10yo to go to bed... :)