My girly-girl niece turns 10 this coming week. I've been trying to think of something I could make her, but handmade gifts aren't always the most well received with 10 year olds so I asked her mom what she would like. Her mom, my sister-in-law, mulled it over and told me that the thing my niece would like the most would be a dress. (or dresses).
I said, all excited-the way I get... you probably do this too when you can sense an opportunity to make something for someone who would actually like something you made, "maybe I could make her a sundress or two?"
My sister-in-law then said the words that brought joy to my heart: "Oh that would be great! And maybe a matching bag!"
So fellow crafters, aunties, moms... I need suggestions for a simple (or not) sundress pattern for a 10 year old girlie girl (that I can make without having a fitting with the recipient...). For a fall-back, if I can't find anything else, I was thinking of a simple sundress with the elastic gathers for the bodice, but I would be very open to any suggestions.
I have some girlie-girl fabrics that I had purchased last spring (or the one before, I can't remember) with the intention of making dresses for my nieces. I went a tad overboard with the purchasing and I have a lot leftover. I have a few of my mom's sewing patterns here for dresses she made me and my sister when we were small. I'll have a look through those too. I wish I had all of them here...
I'm quite excited! I hope this works out... :D