My daughter loves headbands. Any color, any style... it's her "accessory" of choice! I can't blame her, she has the most beautiful hair, and wherever we go people compliment her on how pretty it is. She was shopping with Grandma last week (during my fabric fun day with Beth), and spied a headband decorated with a flower. Grandma told her, "I bet your Mom could make that!", so Little Miss Princess decided that would be best. I had a return at Joann's the next day, so we headed to the bead section of the store, where we found a few different colors of satin covered headbands. She picked out a purple one, then said she wanted a pink flower made of "ballerina fabric". Hmmm.... now think, fellow fabric fanatics. What exactly does a 7-year-old mean when she asks for "ballerina fabric"?
Did you say "tulle" or "chiffon"? If so, then congratulations, and thanks for playing, "I Can Think Like a 2nd Grader!" We headed to the ribbon section of the store, and found a roll of pink chiffon ribbon (1.5" wide) that she loved. She told me she wanted a flower just like the one on her pink Daddy-Daughter dress, complete with sparkles in the center. Thankfully I included a link to the flower instructions on that blog post, because my brain had already deleted that tidbit. We got out the button box, and she found a sufficiently sparkly one, and I was finally all set to start. Luckily, this also coincided with bedtime, so I was able to put it together quietly (and quickly), and she'll have a nice little treasure awaiting her when she wakes up tomorrow morning.
My silk dress (using the habotai I bought at Haberman's in the spring) is halfway done. The bodice needs sleeves, and the skirt is simply gathered and attached. I'm loving it BIG TIME, and can't wait to try it on with my leather strappy cork heeled wedges, or my brown boots... The piping was an adventure, but totally worth all the time. Pictures? Yeah, yeah, yeah... tomorrow. I need my beauty sleep!