My big girl is seven today. Seven!
Your oldest child gets the best and worst of you. Sometimes I push her to grow up and other times I baby her and don't realize how much she can handle. This year together has been mostly up but a little down too. There has been LOTS of laughter and a fair amount of tears too. She takes on a lot for her seven years!
I made this shirt for her yesterday. It is a soft and lightweight cotton from the remnant section at JoAnns. She really loves sleeveless tops but I want her to look seven and not fourteen so I often resist the tank tops at the store. This is basically like a pillowcase dress but it is A-Line shaped. I used a shirt we had that fit her nicely as a guide and traced the shape. The front detail is just a piece of thrifted trim and a 5 little buttons sewed on. I love how it turned out and she is pleased. Hopefully she will wear it more than once! I made the matching headband before she went to school this morning which was a little rushed but still turned out cute!