After more than half a year of not sewing, I was basically forced to dust off the sewing machine ~smile~. I really wanted to start sewing again, but there's nothing like a deadline to keep us moving, right? My deadline was my 15y. graduation party. She had a pattern picked out for a while and a certain fabric in mind. Unfortunately we couldn't find anything like she wanted in the city, so we settled for this blue and white linen/rayon mix. I had to do quite a bit of adjustments on the pattern (details can be found in this review), but after a week of fitting and refitting we finally got is right. The fabric was a dream to work with, unlike the lining which turned out to be horrible quality and made me give up on the dress many times. Thanks to this invisible zipper tutorial on Sewing Divas and some additional help from it's author Els as well as Tany, I managed to put the zipper in after quite a bit of headache and then I hand-stitched the lining to it from the wrong side.
I made the skirt wider than the pattern and my daughter was so happy about that. A friend did her hair, because she wanted to look like from the "sixties" and she made her necklace from painted wooden beads. Is it possible that this is my baby? A bigger honor still is that she was the Valedictorian of her class! She loved being the princess for the day ~smile~. Now she is back to her old artist-self and is preparing for her entrance exams. I can't resist putting up two more pictures of her: