First Grade

Clara is now a first grader. Let's not talk about it. I'm still adjusting.

I sewed her a skort, because a skirt isn't very modest at school when you sit "criss-cross, applesauce," now is it?

I used the Oliver + S Badminton pattern. It was my first Oliver + S pattern. I like it a lot. It was easy to follow and the instructions were very clear. In fact, I liked it so much that I already made a second one for Clara's uniform for American Heritage Girls in navy blue.

The shirt from the pattern, however, was not a winner. It was very wide and fit her funny, so I scrapped it and we went with a store bought Hello Kitty shirt (to match the ribbon I sewed around the skirt).

See the first day of Kindergarten here. And then cry because she looks so much older this year.