Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Princess and the Pea...


There are many things I love about handmade and owning a handmade business, but the friendships with fellow handmaidens and the virtual fun we have when we 'gather' for a showcase are amongst my favourite. So, when Michele from my georgie boy messaged me late last year and told me of her plans to host at showcase with a "Princess and the Pea" theme, I was in like Flynn!!


I immediately had a desire to create a Rainbow Twirl Dress, designed by the lovely Kristie from Boo! Designs.... with a twist, since I seem to have an impediment with leaving anything alone ;) The extra long straps are only sewn in at the back, then loop through button holes at the front so the straps can be tied however you like to create a different look.

So how does it fit the theme? Well, in my head {and I guess that's the fun of interpreting showcase themes}, the layers represent the many mattresses the Princess had to sleep on in the story to prove that she was a real princess and the very twirly nature of the dress itself makes the wearer feel like a princess {even though she's truly a tom-boy who loves to play in the dirt and wouldn't have a hope of feeling that blinking pea!!}.


It didn't actually occur to me until about two weeks ago, since it's still BLAZING hot here is Queensland, that winter will be upon us before long and I thought "uh oh!"... that was quickly followed by "meh, layering is so right now!" - thankfully Miss F was amenable to wearing her cardi and {farmer} boots for the modelling session to show you guys just how fabulously it works!  


While I'm on that note... this dress will fit for YEARS... Miss F, for example, is a size 2-3 in height, but is size 4 around her chest {oh the perils of being little when you are going to be tall, tall, TALL}, but there is still heaps of room for her around the chest {thanks shirring} and as she grows taller, this fit will migrate from maxi to knee length.

Okay... so I'd now like to extend an invitation to head on over to my georgie boy... 

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA begins... Sunday 1st March 2015
9.30pm Vic / NSW / Tas
9pm SA
8.30pm Qld
8pm NT
6.30pm WA

... where you will be able to purchase the following creations from the other incredibly talented ladies!

If Instragram is more your style, hashtag #princessandthepea will get you loads of pictures and information too :)

... by Sarah from Piccolo Studio and Penny from Trellis Design

... by Michele from my georgie boy ...

... by Michele from my georgie boy ...

... by Michele from my georgie boy ...

... by Clare from Ruby & the Wolf ...

... by Chrystal from Joe Joe & the Teddy Bear ...

... by Eve from FabricDirect.com.au ...

... by Katie from Vintagebubbles ...

... by Cassandra Hargrave {Artist} ...

... by Claire from Rosie Red ...

... by Karynne from Chook Shed Designs ...

... by Sarah from Ric Rac & Retro ...

... by Elaine from 76 Tilly Lane ...



Enjoy your shopping, beautiful people!



1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Such a great dress - so twirly and fun! Everything looks great, too. Cannot wait until tomorrow night!

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