When Misses L and A turned five in March - the only thing Miss A said she wanted was a Belle dress (the Disney Princess from Beauty and The Beast).
Given that I couldn't bring myself to buy such a dress-up, I decided to make one...
I carefully measured her to the pattern and had it to the stage where she would be able to try it on for fitting on the day of her birthday, with a view to finish it soon after.
It was so ridiculously big that with the thought of unpicking the zip and lining I relegated it to the side, and here it is today.
Miss L wanted a Snow White one.
I was much closer to finishing Snow White - just some sleeves and hem and a facing that I interfaced too stiffly that needs to be redone.
Yet here it is....
And as I had not yet finished the dresses for her older sisters, I felt it unfair to make the Sleeping Beauty outfit for the smallest child's birthday in July, so it is yet to be started.
So, my pledge is that by the end of Blogtober I will have finished the first two dresses and made a start on the third.
I don't enjoy sewing of this nature so I will do other things in between as a 'reward' for having done something on the slippery shiny dress-ups.
Now don't let me off easy - come back and keep tabs on me won't you...
Give me a kick up the bum as necessary!