Do you ever find a fabric that you love so much,
that you are terrified to cut into it?
For me, that fabric
was Loopy Vintage Floral
from Jennifer Paganelli's Flower Power line.
I had ordered it from Myrinda, at
The Fabric Hound
over a year ago!
But, you see, Ahnalin had auditioned
for the school talent show.
And she NEEDED a new outfit!
And of course, when she "went shopping"
in my fabrics,
in my fabrics,
I could not really say "NO!"
So, I cut into the fabric.
And I am so glad I did.
You see, she had decided to sing
"Castle On A Cloud"
from Les Miserables.
And the last time she had performed
this song had been for
"Showstoppers", which was 18 months ago.
And in her mind, she had to wear the same
So, that meant another
peasant blouse, jumper dress
But the last outfit did not
have pockets, so I decided to add some special
pockets this time.
These treasure pockets were what I
showed you in the "Sneaky Peaky".
I also added some vintage rickrack in
the exact color of gold of the flowers and
butterflies in the print.
And yes, I bound the seams in
the contrasting color of the same print.
Ahnalin will not wear "tutus",
which is what she calls tulle of any kind,
unless she is performing in a ballet recital.
So, she asked that I make a big ruffle on her
blouse so it would make the dress full.
I love the look of the blouse over the pantaloons.
And I love her.
We managed to find ballet flats
in the exact color of fuchsia at Walmart
for $7.00 and the hat....Target Dollar Spot!
So, you are probably wondering what these
pictures have to do with the talent show, right?
Well, you see......
I wanted some nice pictures of the outfit
once it was finished........
and the talent show was Friday night.....
And the dress WAS NOT FINISHED!!!!
So, I sewed her into the dress last night,
without buttons and buttonholes,
and bribed her with "feeding the ducks"
to get the photos today now that it is finally done.
Here she was, nervously waiting for the show to start.
Now, let me preface this video by saying
that she had rehearsed the song with Daddy
playing on the piano at home and did beautifully!
But the school only had a little keyboard that was
not hooked up to the sound system.
She could not hear the music.
But, my beautiful girl bravely
asked to start the song over.
I apologize that you will hear
my voice trying to help her find the key.
I did not realize I was doing it,
but I am SO PROUD of my baby for doing her
best, even with difficult sound and not
being able to hear her Daddy play.
She eventually found her way in the song
and finished strong.
I am so so so proud of my little one.
And I am so happy that I finally got
up the nerve to cut into this beloved,
My beloved, beautiful girl wears it so well.
Thank you for indulging me with
all these pictures.
I won't even tell you how many I took!