Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Party Fit for a Princess

Did you guess what kind of party this little princess wanted to have?
Does the shirt look even vaguely familiar?
I'll give you a hint.
It's one of the princesses.
The newest one to be exact.
Gettin' it now?
Okay, so it was a "Tangled" Party.
Which means I got to watch the movie about 12 dozen times in the weeks leading up to the party.
All in the name of research, of course!

I tried to make the shirt look as much like Rapunzel's dress as I could without going all out.
I found the purple shirt on clearance at Target.  I think it is actually a pajama shirt.  Shhh! Don't tell anyone! :)   I sewed some light pink and gold ribbon on to replicate Rapunzel's dress.
I made the skirt from some squares I had left over from a quilt I attempted to make several years ago.  I added the tulle because I thought it needed a little something extra.
It's my take on an abstract Rapunzel outfit.

My little model was feeling less than cooperative!
We got a lot of looks of annoyance...
Then outright defiance...
and then an impromptu game of peek-a-boo...
She thought that one was pretty funny.
So we tried another route.  I asked her to sing the song that Rapunzel sings in the tower.
That led to some hair twirling and dancing around.  She really got into it!
It didn't make for great pictures, but at least she was in a better mood!
No matter how difficult she can be,
I still melt whenever I see that smile!
I can't believe she is 4 already!

Come back tomorrow to see more of the Tangled Party!
See ya then!


  1. What a great dress! I think it looks a lot like Rapunzel's. And your Princess is too cute! I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky from

  2. Cute outfit! I definitely get the Rapunzel inspiration. And what an adorable little girl!

  3. Hi there.. I LOVE this.. So creative.. I would LOVE for you to enter it into my "Upcycle" contest happening right now.. Some fun prizes.. The link to is is here.. TY so much..
    PS:officially following ya..