Friday night was the annual Father Daughter Dance at our local elementary school. Because she is going to be in Kindergarten next year, Rose (and Bill) decided to attend.
Special occasions deserve special attention, so I decided to make Rose a dress. Yes, I can sew, but it's not something I do often or especially well. However, I didn't let that slow me down and picked a complicated pattern anyway! Fortunately, it was a wonderful Oliver and S pattern (School photo dress) with lots of detailed instructions.
My friend, Heather, who is a fabulous seamstress, helped and encouraged me, so I was able to get it done -- along with a matching bow tie for Dad -- with about 10 minutes to spare!
I'm not sure how much fun they actually had at the dance -- Rose spent most of the time looking for friends -- but the idea of it left a lasting impression on her, along with lots of wonderful memories about her first dance with her favorite guy.