Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Super Secret ~ Revealed!

Here are some photos of my Super Secret Birthday project in action. The picture on the left is the "try-on" on the evening she received it. The other two are on party day. She looked....radiant. I mean, it really was amazing to see all my hard work, sweat, and tears finally come to fruition. The fit was nearly perfect. There is some room in the waistline & the dress was a tad long, so she would have to hike it up sometimes when walking around {truly princess-like}! All in all, my secret turned out great. Dear Daughter said it was the "best surprise she's ever had". That's good enough for me!

I *love* putting her hair in curlers! It's the best way to get it to stay curly. I remember MY grandma putting my hair in curlers when I was a kid. Do people even use curlers anymore? I guess in our day and age of needing instantaneous results, probably not. I did this for her dance photos & recital as well, and all the other moms were impressed. They were all planning on taking their girls to the salon. I figured for $10 I could make her hair curly as many times as I want.

So there ya go. I am pretty relieved that this project is over, although I've learned many things along the way. For example, if I ever get the urge to work with netting again, please do the humane thing & STOP ME!!

Now on to making more bags.....

5 comments:

Erin said...

She looks BEAUTIFUL! And So excited! Good Job!

Hollie said...

The dress turned out GREAT! It's what every princess needs!

Alisa said...

That is so sweet! I'm glad she loved it!

MommySecrets said...

What a fun gift!!

I looked at the tiered dress tutorial you sent - they're soooo cute! I look forward to seeing your rendition of the dress. :)

~Bev~ said...

Wow, you did an amazing job,She looks totally beautiful and you have every reason to BRAG!!!!! and just for the record, we use sponge curlers. My girls wash their hair, we curl it all up and they sleep in them all night. It is a lot of work, but so beautiful afterwords!