Thursday, May 31, 2012

Graduation dress for Ella

Well, my kids have been out of school for a couple weeks...
and they had the Kindergarten graduation even a couple weeks before that, but I just had to show you this dress I made for Boos!

They had a little show with the graduation ceremony and Ella had a singing and a dancing part, so she was SUPER excited. They were told to dress like a "Rock Star".

I asked Ella to sketch out what she wanted and it was some God-awful-red-froofry-thing that she thought looked like Lady Gaga... which it did.
I said no. What else?

and she said... "Mom. Just Google 'one shouldered black dress'.

Really??? You're six.

But we did and this one one of the first things that pops up, to which she responds, "YES! Like that. That's what I want!"

Ummm..... no.
I'm gonna have to watch this girl and probably check her bags when she's in middle school.

We compromised with McCall's 6547 and I actually, REALLY love how it turned out.
A little 'Gwen Stefani', but still little girl, too.
I added the red sash to make it a little more girly and rock star-ish.

Ella really loves it!

But since Graduation, Lucy has actually wore it more than Ella.
Lucy's little boobie hangs out the right side, though, so I'm going to have to make one in her size.

This was my first time sewing with ruffle fabric and it had it's challenges, but I really like it. This dress went together in less than 30 minutes. Super, super simple.. although... I must tell you, it was sized HUGE! I cut the 5 for Ella with a 6 length and took more than 2 whole inches out of it in the end and still thought it was kinda big.

I'll have to make a 1 or something to make it fit Lucy.

All the kids got into the rock star spirit on Graduation night.

It was REALLY fun!

I can't believe that my little Ella is a Kindergarten graduate. It went so fast. :c
She loves school so much and has had a little bit of a hard time adjusting to summer, but she seems to be doing well now.
She really misses her teacher, who was AWESOME and Ella adored.
She colors her a picture!

We're hoping that Lucy gets Mrs. Phillips, too. :)

If you have ruffle fabric laying around and need a project. I would highly suggest making this little dress. It's so simple to make and really cute on!


Amanda S. said...

I LOVE it! She is so funny, wanting to dress like Lady Gaga and all. I actually do have a few cuts of that ruffled fabric. Do you think a one shouldered ruffle dress would look good in an adult size?! :)

KID, MD said...

SO cute!! I have some ruffle knit set aside for my 3 year old. I was thinking a tank dress, but I wonder if she would go for one shoulder...

BConky said...

Ella is so funny. Can't wait to see you all.

Jennifer said...

I like it. she is so cute.. she is wearing wonderful dress i love it.. I plan to purchase tie dye CD100Y cotton