I finally got this finished. There are a couple of things I would do differently if I was making it again. For one, I would have either made the smocked panel go all the way to the side seam, under the sleeve, or I would have made it a little shorter, so that the corners would not be in the sleeve seam. It added a little too much bulk, but I truly think it will work out ok. I know the grandmom of the little one this was made for is very happy. She took it to her daughter, who was happy, too. They even asked me to make him a Christmas outfit. I have to think on that one, because.........
Big and Little Little Men want to be Monster TRexes in pajamas, Lil'E wants to be a Sea Fairy and her Lil'B is to be a Sea Horse. Miss K wants to be a character, from a book she's read, who wears a karate type outfit (I'll have to research that one). Miss J wants to be a character from Harry Potter (Again, some research will come into play). Then, there's Miss R, she changes her mind often, but the latest is a HORSE. She first said a black cat, which would be so easy, but if she wants to be a horse, a horse she'll be!!!! Her big sister was a cowgirl riding a horse one year.
First, I have a couple of little birthday outfits to sew. Lil'E will soon be 4 years old. I will make her and Lil'B simple little matching skirts, maybe????
Going back to SCHOOL news..........We had a parents meet the teachers time last night. I was flabbergasted as these parents kept coming into my room, and I was recognizing them as my former students! I can't tell you how weird that was! Now, I've had the kids of some of my former students before, but seriously, about half of my students are former students' kids!!!! I think it will be fun to get to know their kids! At least none of them (that I know about) ran to the principal and demanded that their children be moved to another class when they saw who their kid's teacher would be this year!