Wednesday, December 17, 2008

In the Queue Wednesday

A Princess Dress!

Last weekend I met a neighbor of Ana's - an adorable 4-year-old named Mariana. I don't think she knew what to make of my broken Spanish at first, but eventually she warmed up to me and we played silly games together. For example, I'd pretend to be scared and run away when she came towards me, then she'd "catch me" in a corner and I'd give a little shriek and she would dissolve into giggles and move away from me. Then we'd start all over. The only trouble with these games is that young children NEVER get tired of playing them, and want to keep on going long after the adult does... ;)

So, anyways, I feel under her spell and somewhat rashly promised that I'd make her a princess dress. At least I retained enough presence of mind to add the qualifier: "after Christmas" !!

I'm not a complete novice in making princess dresses. I made this one for a friend's daughter a couple of years ago:

As usual, I let her pick the fabric. Believe it or not, she picked a FLANNEL! Yes, a pink flannel covered with poodle silhouettes! The dress was just adorable... (Well, SHE was adorable IN the dress...)

I'm looking forward to seeing what pattern and fabric Mariana picks. I'll let you know as soon as I get to it. Don't worry, I'll get to it. It's in the queue... ;)


Anonymous said...

Wow- what a cute pattern! If I ever have a little girl a princess dress will be a must :)


Joanne said...

What a cute dress. That seems like a really fun part of sewing, letting someone pick their very own fabric. Mariana will feel just like a princess!