Academic Decathlon Championships again. The 2016 schedule is not up yet, but you can look at the 2015 competition schedule. The on-line schedule does not mention the Saturday night dance for competitors.
Suppose you were making a dress for a 15-year-old to wear to the dance (and in her regular wardrobe.) What do you think she'd like? And would be age-appropriate?
If you go to the AcaDec site, you can learn about how AcaDec started in CA (actually, LA). If you took the top 100 teams in the nation, a majority would be from CA--mostly SoCal. So now, only 2 teams from each state get to go to the National Championships. Rhode Island sent 2 of their 3 teams to nationals last year. But, CA also sent 2 out of their hundreds of teams.
The season for most kids in CA ends on Saturday night. They worked hard and want to let off steam with other nerds. I want my kid to have a nice new outfit for that.
I have a heavy post coming up about the Oscars and fairness. The situation infuriates me, but I'm still carefully thinking through what I want to say and how to support it.
In the mean time, please help me select a pattern for DD's dress.
- McCalls 5974 (faux wrap)
- Simplicity 1018 (might not be appropriate for such l/w knit)
- Simplicity 1102 (cold shoulder, shorter length, raise neckline)
- Simplicity 1653 (faux wrap)
DD thought beforehand about what she should say for radio and gave a great sound-bite.
UPDATE: 1102 it is! Cold shoulder, knee length, raised neckline.
She also said that the dance last year was gross and she is going to hang around the hotel with her friends instead. Whew! This relieves the deadline pressure.