Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Formal Princess

Well, my friends, this is it! This week is the final week over at Project Run and Play and I could not be more excited about it. The final theme is Spring Formal. It could be Easter outfits, wedding clothes, whatever- it's time to get fancy.

My first thought went to the kids Easter outfits but I nixed those. I felt that this years Easter clothes were more casual than usual and on top of that there was a week just for chevron! They were a much better fit over there. Then I got to thinking about how I have total freedom for this outfit, it didn't need to fit any occasion, I could literally make anything I wanted.

So I started brainstorming. How cute would it be to make a mini version of some celebrities gown? Oh yeah, I really liked this idea. Then I remembered most celebrities are hoochie mamas, not something that I wanted to recreate on my sweet little girl. I pouted over that for a minute until I remembered Kate Middleton. I absolutely love Kate's style. I think she is a wonderful example to young girls, she always looks stunning and is so modest. Now I was really happy, I knew just the dress I wanted to make. Last week I gave you guys a peek into the "making of" and now here it is!

Modern Princess

Originally I wanted to do purple just like Kate but I couldn't find a purple that I was very excited about and when I came across this coral I nearly died. It had to come home with me. I liked that it was different but still very "Spring".

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The thing that really takes this dress to the next level is the belt.
I'd like to be all cool and be like, "Oh, yeah I just threw that together, bada-boom!" But in reality it took me hours to sew all those beads on that belt. I love those aprox. 2,380 beads but I don't know that I'll ever go through that again. Oh my gosh though, I love how it turned out.

Oh, and don't miss how it moves!

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I know that she is falling over in that last picture but lets be honest, that dress makes falling over look good!

Finally I love when a princess finds her prince. There's Kate with hers...


Recognize him? Ha.

Lorelai is way too young to go looking for princes and I LOVE this quote,

"I found my Prince Charming, I call him Daddy"

So here are just a couple more pictures for you.

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That last one just melts my heart :)

See you all again really soon!

 Kate Middleton Photo Source.
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  1. Is she wearing heels. She seems so tall. Nice job.

    1. Yup, that half inch heel really makes a difference!

  2. she looks SO MUCH OLDER in that first picture with brett.
    stop growing lorelai. knock it off.

  3. Did you make the belt????? Unbelievably good. wow. well done. Well she can just be known as number 2 princess with that dress. I am also head over heels in love with coral right now, have about 5 different coral fabric and there is no guarantee I won't buy the next one I see.

    1. I did make the belt, thank you! I'm glad you like it.

  4. How pretty! I love the sparkly belt and the flow of the dress. She looks like a princess! :)

    1. Thank you! Lorelai is so pleased you think she looks like a princess.

  5. The dress is beautiful! And that belt - WOW! Nice work!

  6. What a beautiful dress (and what great inspiration-- Princess Kate is so classy). I love the color and that belt is stunning! Great job!

  7. This is so pretty and elegant... I love it. I am really impressed with the belt too. =)

  8. Amazing! The dress is gorgeous, and that BELT! Wow!

    1. Thanks for coming by, I'm glad you liked it :)

  9. Are you kidding me?!? This is ADORABLE!!!! Love the dress, the color and the inspiration...and that belt...I can not believe you made that!!!!