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!)