Do not adjust your screens, this is the actual color of this fabric! My daughter had a Father/Daughter Dance this weekend for Girl Scouts and needed a dress. I asked her what kind of dress she'd like, and her complete and vehement instructions to me were:
1. It must be sparkly
2. It must have 1 shoulder strap only
3. It must be "fashion"!
Armed with that wealth of information, I headed out to the fabric store and purchased the World's Most Obnoxious Polyester Satin fabric and a darker pink netting for the overlay, hoping all the while that it was indeed "fashion".
Given her reaction, I think I got it right.
During our photo shoot she was giving me all kinds of awkward mona lisa smiles. I think she was going for demure and mysterious but came off as mildly constipated. She gets this from her father.
So in an attempt to get her to lighten up, I asked "What is the funniest thing to a 6 yr old?"
She thought about it.
And thought some more...
And finally it came to her.
I bet you didn't think I'd be making two references to bathroom activities when you opened up this post.
Not much to say about the dress itself. It's pink. It's a basic bodice sloper with darts that I hacked to make one-shouldered. I basted the netting overlay to the bodice pieces before sewing them together. It's also lined with a heavy weight cotton to help it stay put. The satin skirt is a half circle, the netting overlay is a full circle, and the satin bow at the shoulder was just because we were feeling there wasn't enough pink yet.
Father & Daughter had a fun time at their night out. Mother and Other Daughters had an even more fabulous time at home in their PJs watching a movie and going to bed at 7.
The only complaint from the evening was when my little girl officially discovered what it means to be a woman. She stepped outside with her just-curled hair only to watch as it rapidly went completely flat.
Sorry girl. I still love you. And not just to the moon and back, that's way too easy. I love you to the I-sewed-a-bright-pink-satin-and-netting-dress-for-you. If that's not love, I don't know what is.