HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY SISTER!
This is Hallie, and it's her birthday! This year, Hallie's birthday request was for me to sew for her, which, if you know her, is a huge compliment. She has raised more than a few eyebrows at some of the garments I've sewn. Her style is typically more trendy and and fashionable than my own. However, the M6886 dresses I sewed recently instantly received her stamp of approval.
I don't often sew or knit for other people, but since she schmoozed me with flattery, and it is her birthday, and because this dress is SO EASY, I agreed.
We went fabric shopping together at our local Joann Fabric. I have been very impressed lately with the quality and quantity of knit fabrics Joann has been carrying. We had a hard time narrowing down a favorite fabric, so we went home with THREE. Full disclosure, I couldn't resist getting a piece for myself while we were there. Oops.
Hallie is roughly four inches taller than I am, and has broader shoulders than I do, but I cut her dresses from the same size as I cut mine and included the same sway back adjustment that I used for myself. I left the shoulders as drafted and also made sure to leave the hemline longer than I would for my dresses.