The girls’ school participates in a number of interesting events. Today they celebrated World Maths Day. As part of the school’s participation, each of the students was invited to wear a number to school. Of course, I didn’t remember that part until last night. So at 7pm I was scrambling through their t-shirts to find plain ones to applique. Unsurprisingly, there weren’t any plain t-shirts. So I had to make some.
It’s the Oliver + S Hopscotch dress/top pattern to the rescue again! I knew that I had this pattern already traced at the correct sizes, and given that I’ve sewn it a few times, I knew that I could whip two of them up without too much difficulty.
Both girls had input into what I made. Clare decided on a dress and chose blue fabric, whereas Stella preferred a pink top. Both chose the elastic neckline trims, and the fabrics for their appliques. And obviously, each chose to have her age appliqued on the front.
But the backs – now, that is much more fun!
Pi and infinity! I finished the sewing a little after 10pm, in between getting the girls showered and off to bed and a few other household chores. It was all worth it when I heard the squeals of excitement early this morning when they got up and found their new “number clothes” and very quickly climbed into them. A great success!