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!

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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.
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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...

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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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17 comments:

  1. Is she wearing heels. She seems so tall. Nice job.

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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!!!!
    -liZ

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