THAT: I sewed these two dresses (pictured below) in December for a friend's daughters. My friend just recently sent me the picture of her girls with her permission to post it here. The dresses were both sewn from McCalls 9424. I've made this pattern in the past for my own daughters, and let me tell you, from my experience costume patterns run big. Very big. But the girls were delighted with their new dresses, and so was their mom. The girls enjoy reading Little House on the Prairie, and they are happy to have their own Laura Ingalls dresses.
The Other: It always delights me when other bloggers give their commendations to this SewChic blog. Recently both Pamela and Fiona awarded Sew Chic the Kreative Blogger Award, and you can imagine how encouraging this is to both Jessica and me. Pam and Fiona are wonderful seamstresses and I enjoy reading their blogs and seeing their projects. Thank you, Pam and Fiona, for this award.