The wee girl got invited to a birthday party. Theme: Dress Up. A week out I casually mentioned that we should look through the dress up box and put together an outfit. That suggestion was countered by a, "No. It's OK. I already know what I would like to wear". A flurry of footsteps and a rustling upstairs followed before I was excitedly presented with this:
New Look 6694 - View D or E. I cut the back panel as one (removing the zip), added a little extra width, just incase it wouldn't go over her head - and put press stud closures at the shoulders. A few stars and flowers cut out of felt (the majority machine stitched on), et voila!
One happy Fairy Queen a la Enid Blyton. (Wings, Wand and Crown Model's Own) The top is a different shade of pink because I didn't buy enough fabric. I returned to buy more, without the skirt for comparision, feeling confident I could easily remember the shade. Clearly the confidence I place in my cerebral abilities is misplaced ... but the Client was happy with the error. She felt it was an improvement. Cool. I mean ... yes ... that is exactly the look I was going for.