February 21, 2011

Before & After

My 12 year old needed a dress for her Valentine's dance on the 11th. On our last trip to Goodwill for a school project,  she saw this & fell in love:


The dress was entirely TOO long & in this photo, we made it fit in the back w/a chip clip! I love the fabric on this dress! It has two layers, the bottom is satin while the top is this gauzey chiffon feeling material. It's a really pretty grey/purpley sort of color.


I added black satin ribbon for her straps & she wanted it knee length. I love how the bottom kept it's shape! I also had to take it in on top to fit her tiny frame. This dress zippered up the side.


Yes, I'm going to gush on how beautiful my soon-to-be 13 y/o is. She's growing up too quick! She looked too pretty in this dress too!


This pretty girl came over to get ready w/Graciella after school. Graciella did her hair too! 
I love you mama!
xo


7 comments:

Polka Dot Moon said...

She's Lovely! And the dress is fab! Nice job Julie :)

h e a t h e r said...

OH my gosh that dress AND your daughter are BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE goodwill! Great job :)

Diana Waite said...

AMAZING!!

Sheree said...

wow, this dress is amazing on her! what a great find, julie!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh my goodness...so cute!

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Hearthandmade said...

she looks absolutely gorgeous! Im sure its terrifying for you as a mum to watch her grow up!

visiting from indie biz :)

Hearthandmade said...

she looks absolutely gorgeous! Im sure its terrifying for you as a mum to watch her grow up!

visiting from indie biz :)