Homecoming 2016 was the year of rooftop gardens & an elegant fairy. Initially she asked for a “princess” dress. You know the ones, unreasonably puffy & the color of some sugary confection. I have to say I wasn’t entirely down for that. It just doesn’t feel like her. I’d already agreed to lavendar hair, a cotton candy dress may be a step too sweet. As has become our way, we took to Pinterest
When she pinned the above images I knew the we had a slightly different idea of what makes something a princess dress.
We did try to find a skirt or dress that could be modified, but the perfect one wasn’t in existence. We also had the challenge of finding something that fit a color palette that didn’t overwhelm her hair. At some point she decided I should make the skirt. Granted I don’t know that I would call my handiwork perfect, but if you don’t look closely it’s nice. The experience reminded me that I have zero patience for sewing.
The more we pinned, the more the “princess” theme transitioned to what we liked to call “elegant fairy.” Everything was going to be very soft, delicate, elegant.
Stop looking at the skirt & just enjoy how the complete look came together.