skete with her godmother. Meanwhile, mommy has been busy finishing up a few sewing projects, some skirts to work and play in at the skete, and a new dress. I found Pink Fig patterns just last week, and had to make this sweet peasant dress and kerchief for her. I have never tried shirring before, and I love it! I admit I have been a sewing snob in the past, using mostly heirloom techniques, but I have learned that if I am going to keep up with sewing for 3 girls, I need to learn some shortcuts! Not to mention, as the little princess gets older, I have even more desire to continue sewing for her as the selection of reasonably priced premade clothing does not encourage a young girl to grow into a young lady :) So, I am always excited to locate a fun pattern for an older girl that she likes and I still consider sweet. I don't recommend this pattern for a beginner seamstress though, as there are a few gaps in the instructions, and some corrections I had to make, but if you are comfortable with sewing, these patterns look like a lot of fun.