My six-and-a-half-year-old, however, is 99% tomboy, so the Big Bow Dress was a gamble. But since Miranda’s class a few weeks ago was such a good opportunity to hang out with other sewing folks and I could make dresses for both girls, I just sorta went with it and tried to avoid overthinking it. As I tend to do. I attempted to get K’s buy-in by asking what color dress she’d like, and she requested blue.
It is indeed a BIG bow. I tacked the bows down to hold them in place, leaving the larger size a bit floppier than on the smaller dress size.
When I chose this fabric, a floral cotton lawn, I was concerned that the bow would be lost completely. I’m still not sure that it isn’t, but I’m so happy with that print that I don’t care.
While photoshoots with kids generally make my head explode from the rapid-fire nature of it, these girls seemed oblivious to any of my concerns (um, also direction). Just a whole bunch of squeezing and pulling on each other. And we didn’t cross over the line to red-faced bawling because someone’s hair was pulled.