My oldest daughter, Missy, is one of those lucky people who know EXACTLY what they want to do with their lives. She is going to be a fashion designer. A famous one (and live in Paris). I believe that she will do all that she can to meet this goal. She has been asking to sew something for a while but for various reasons we’ve just never gotten around to it.
She fell in love with this Dolce & Gabbana star dress that Beyonce wore on the cover of InStyle magazine. She loves any and everything sparkle-y and/or pink, so this does not surprise me. She pretty much took that magazine from me, it lives on her dresser where she can gaze at the dress. She has asked me all sorts of questions about the construction, the fabric and if I thought she would ever be good enough to make something so great. So, when I saw that gold star tulle on Fabric.com (aka mecca) I knew I had to have it for her.
I had her try on my lace tee for fit and settled on the Lydia pattern (again). Missy is only 10 but nearly my height. As you can see the shirt is a pretty good fit on her, too. She helped pin, cut and serge(!!!) and she totally rocked at it!!! Stopping to remove pins and all. I’m so impressed.
Sewing is in her blood. Maybe she will be the one to finally make it a career. I bought two yards of tulle, so I hope to help her make an elastic waist skirt/tutu soon. But I’m worried I won’t be able to stop her from wearing them together and looking like a Cyndi Lauper throw back, lol. There are worse things than that, I guess.