I'm not one for boxing my kids into gender roles but I really think some things are ingrained in kids. Mr. J loves super heros, wrestling and dinosaurs whilst Miss E is immediately into anything pink, frilly and soft and fluffy.
Whilst culling our dress up collection recently, I realised there wasn't really anything in there that was, what one would call girly. The only thing I found was a pink feather boa and funnily enough, this is what Miss E dresses up in when they play. I decided it was time to add something to the dress ups that Miss E would want to wear. I went through my stash and came up with these.
The fabric is a satin I picked up from Spotlight in the remnant bin a while back and the top is something my mum gave me to use for a project such as this.
I was originally going to make separate petal shapes for the skirt to make it look like a fairy costume. However, I decided I wanted something I could whip up quickly for her and I also needed a quick sewing fix with only 1/2 hr to spare.
Here's what I ended up with.
When Miss E woke up and saw her new dress up, she was immediately impressed and wanted to wear it straight away. That's enough praise for me!