The goal is to have four matching dresses sewn before the end of November. (My membership at JCPenny's runs out the end of November and I really want a family picture taken and I like matchy-matchy.)
This is Simplicity 5827, size 3. I've now traced this in all sizes. And sewn it in just 4 sizes. I like the pattern, except there's something funky about Simplicity sleeves - I just don't have luck with them. I can get them in okay, but it always takes some very careful manipulation.
So - G's dress is now done. I've learned that if I sew in all my "spare time" I can finish a dress in one week. That does NOT include the cutting out of the dress. Just the sewing. I'm guessing it was about 5- 6 hours of actual sewing and pressing time. I suppose I don't have to define "spare time" - but here it is: all the time gleaned by cooking poorly thought-out meals, by having the girls do housework unsupervised, by not reading to the girls as much, etc. You get the idea :)
Next up: more of the same!! Assuming I get some free time next week :) We have plans to go on a field trip, butcher (dress) 21 chickens, there's a book sale I really want to go to, plus do all the normal things we do. We'll see....