Channeling my inner fashionista this month,
now I am ready to announce the showing of the
Spring Princess Collection.
Gracelyn would have been our model, but she would not take off the "Belle" dress.
So you will have to view the showroom models.
Appearing first is our Spanish matador inspired ensemble.
One day in church, a woman handed me a bag of material scraps from dresses that someone had made. Not one to throw anything away, as most of you know, I hung on to those for a year or so and here they are transformed into our first item in our spring collection.
Our second fashion statement is made from material left over from the window sill cloths at the church
fabric that was donated to me.
Gold lame' lined with Chantilly lace circle skirt and reversible evening cape our Princess
should feel just like Princess Grace Kelly in this 50's inspired grouping.
Continuing in our evening wear is this lovely black and teal
sculptured velvet strapless evening gown.
Enhancing the look is the dramatic flowing train. In an effort to stay demure, the princess may don the matching fabric capelet with marabou trim.
(It was a dress of mine, minus the marabou that Shawnee had rolled her eyes at and when I get the eye roll, I know it is time to not wear it any longer)
And the hit of the evening, the star in this collection was the "Belle" dress. Again, recycled from bridesmaid dress scraps, this bright yellow evening gown is sure to be a stand-out at any three year old's bowling party.
Please note the vintage jewelry accents on the matching headpiece for this gown.
(See why I can't throw anything away?)
Our princess loves skirts and this sequin and floral embellished one should satisfy her need for glitz.
Fashioned from a curtain valance, it's dirndl styling will be an easy pull on for those summer garden parties. Again, a matching headband is the dot on the I, the cross on the T, for this fashion statement.
Everyone needs a little redneck trailer trash styling in their wardrobe and this princess should not take exception to that rule.
This satin skirt with marabou trim is just slightly short of too trashy for a three year old.
(but hey, I wasn't wearing those pajama pants anymore anyway, again minus the marabou)
And for the nostalgia portion of our show.
This skirt was fashioned from vintage fabric from one of my Memaw's gowns.
My girls never really knew her, but they played dress-up in her gowns for years.
Again, I could not throw them away and they are all still in the attic.
I cut one up to make this skirt for Gracelyn.
It is lined with yards of tulle to make it poufy enough for a princess.
So, I hope that you have enjoyed the fashion show portion of our show.
Last night was Gracelyn's birthday party at a local bowling alley.
Immediate family and what fun.
Gracelyn had in attendance:
Three uncles and Trevor
This was Kendall's first attempt at bowling.
She loved it, but I can't even tell you how many times someone had to dash out and
grab her on her way to the pins.
Good thing she had a hood on,
we yanked her back many times by the hood.
Even Baby Wyatt got in on the fun.
Decked out in his Steeler garb,
I know that he wanted some of the cake.
Next year, Wyatt, be calm.