K and I had a little conversation this weekend:
Me: What kind of birthday dress do you want, honey?
Me: Okay, what else?
K: Balloons. Yeah, balloons all over, with a hot air balloon right on the chest, and with big letters that spell out “Happy Birthday”. Make sure to use lots of colors, Mommy.
Friends, I couldn’t do it. My inner minimalist took over, and I struggled to bring myself to stencil her design onto this decidedly bridal-looking, but beautifully simple dress.
My mom added to the bridal effect by creating two flower pins, and guess what? K is in love with the whole ensemble. She preferred the smaller flower over the big one on the dress, but the larger flower pin became an excellent prop.
This is a self-drafted dress made out of a linen blend, and I inserted my second invisible zipper in two weeks, making me feel like a zipper ninja. I also fully-lined it, and it is most certainly a party dress. Just in time for her special day tomorrow.
This came out exactly how I envisioned it, and the fit is pretty perfect. In fact, so perfect that I doubt she’ll be able to wear this dress next week since she’s growing like crazy right now.
I still may add the balloons and lettering, now that I’ve got the dress photographed in its pristine whiteness. Then again, it feels like sacrilege somehow. Maybe she’ll be satisfied with this photo below? (I digitally painted the design onto the image)