I couldn't help but add another photo from between the pillars- Cordelia loved looking through them. The location that we took these photos at is actually right up the street from our hose- right next to one of the parks we go to all the time. This little pavilion is in the not so maintained area next to our city's official buildings and Miss C thinks it's her own little stage, she has a lot of fun singing and dancing and being crazy inside of it.
I was really happy to find this fabric at my local Joann's- I had been stalking it on the internet and I was able to pick it up as soon as it hit our store- and with a coupon (the main reason I hadn't ordered it online from someplace else). It's cotton- my favorite fiber to work with and it features one of Cordelia's main obsessions - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
These days I don't know which she likes more- Ninja Turtles or Princesses! She was totally stoked when she saw this fabric- and when I asked her about piping color she insisted I used blue- because that's her favorite turtle. I love being able to sew because it gives me the ability to make her things that are unique just like she is- she is such a girly girl, but she loves Ninja Turtles, and it's so hard to find her things that aren't super boyish looking.
The dress is self drafted, with tulip sleeves, two large pockets in the skirt, and a zipper in the back. This is the first time I have done pockets like this and she got a big kick over how much stuff she could keep in them. I made them a little low- but it will be ok once she grows a bit. I made the dress a size big and plenty long because she is growing like mad these days!