My little Emily is officially a preschool graduate. Its hard to believe but honestly she is just getting to be more and more fun so its hard to me to morn the growing. Plus as I tell people all the time having them grow up beets the hell out of the alternative that none of us want to consider. Her school does a big thing and they have been using the same homemade caps and gowns for at least 20 years now.
I actually made this dress at least a month ago but have been waiting till graduation to post. I've also been having trouble figuring out how to review the pattern. I made it using the Olabelthe Mia top pattern with some modifications. I had been eying her Olivia dress pattern since it originally came out but for some reason it only went to a size 8 while Mia went to a 12. Since my previous experience with these patterns has been that they run small I wanted to be able to use the pattern as many times as possible. Especially since this looks like more of a big girl dress design to me.
I love how this dress turned out and I'm glad I got the pattern. It was not as easy to follow as my Oliver and S patterns are though and the total lack of pattern markings really bugged me. That said I love the style of many Olabelhe patterns and I'm sure I will be using them again.
Here is the after effect of all those cute fountain pictures.