I’m baaaack!

I promised to return with the finished dress.  The Orange Extravaganza I blogged about here.

Well it is done.  For a moment we thought that it would not be worn to my friend’s daughter’s grade 8 “graduation”, due to the teacher’s strike.  No teachers, no school, no  grade 8 “graduation” ceremony.  Now I don’t want to get into that here, but good news!  The parents banded together to go ahead with their children’s graduation without the teachers and the school.  They have a neighbourhood park lined up, are renting chairs, getting BBQ’s ready, getting food, desserts, and drinks – even corsages! – and all by donation from a dozen or so companies and stores.  So her grade 8 graduation is back on!

Three cheers for the parents and those who donated!

I was unable to get a photo of her daughter wearing the dress, but I did get a photo of the dress before I handed it over.  Hopefully, her mother will let me have a photo of her daughter wearing her dress, new shoes, new white shrug, corsage and fancy hairdo!  I bet she will look lovely!  I hope the orange colour of this knit fabric comes through correctly here.  (Sorry, I was too lazy to adjust Dolly to fit the dress, but then it doesn’t have to fit Dolly!)

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Happy sewing!

10 thoughts on “I’m baaaack!

  1. What a great story about parents working together to make sure the “graduation” went ahead notwithstanding the teachers’ strike. Very pretty dress. Can’t wait to see it on the young grad.

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  2. First, WooHoo to the parents and all who donated for the Grade 8 Graduation. WooHoo.

    The dress looks beautiful. The wave material is really neat. The pleats are perfect. I tend to wear a lot of solid colors so I like material that has a pattern woven into the fabric. Great job.

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