Earlier this Spring I had the opportunity to take Miss Lydia on a few special trips that were just for the two of us. We’re the only girls in our house, so we have to stick together and make memories, right?
Our first special outing was to see Cinderella in the movie theater. We don’t get to go to the show much, mostly because it’s so expensive, but also because we have a 3 year old that won’t sit through a whole movie.
So we made plans to go and I started work on her dress. I had been hoarding some Fashionable Princess fabric and I had a pile of coordinating fabrics that I was dying to use, so I thought this would be the perfect occasion to use them. I paired them up with the Little Lizard King Knot Right Now dress and voila! A dress that honored the Disney Princesses without looking like she stepped out of the Disney Store.
I loved how this looked with a chambray I picked up from the clearance section at JoAnn. I bought the whole bolt when they had it for an additional 50% off!
Most of the fabrics I added were from my stash. The bodice strip is Tanya Waylan, the floral sash is a really old Anna Griffin that I picked up at my local Ben Franklin, and the ruffle is Anna Maria Horner. Mixing and matching across brands and designers has to be one of my favorite things ever.
You can’t ever go wrong with a little cluny lace and pretty buttons!
We also had the opportunity to see a production of The Wizard of Oz at the school that my children attend. It was extra special for me to take Lydia to see a musical at this school because I taught 6-12 grade choirs there when I was pregnant with her and I got to help out with the spring production that year as well. So taking her was so much fun and brought back so many good memories. And made me feel really old knowing that the youngest kids I taught that year were now Seniors, getting ready to graduate!
I had purchased these Wizard of Oz prints from Hobby Lobby sometime last summer, mostly because I knew she’d love it and that we’d need to get some ruby red shoes to go with it. Because I truly believe that every girl needs a pair in her life!
I had been sitting on the Ginger Dress pattern from Violette Field Threads for a while, and they had sent out a recent update, so it gave me an excuse to get it out and sew it up!
I wanted to keep it pretty simple, so I opted for the plain front and halter straps. I added some sparkly ric rac at the hemband…because GLITTER!
There’s no place like home!