Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Twirl Test

I made this dress for my granddaughter for Christmas.  I bought her lacy socks and sparkly red shoes to match.  She loved it - "mine dress?" she asked.  She immediately wanted to put on the whole outfit (new cami and undies too), toddled upstairs to the big mirror,

and did the twirl test.

Then came the jumping on the bed in sheer joy,

followed by a pensive pose by the window.

This is probably THE most gratifying project I have ever made. 

~big thanks to cottagemama for the free pattern (click link above)~


kate said...

Why is it we outgrow the twirl....? Sad, really.

Beautiful dress and ensemble.

Anonymous said...

It definitely passes the 'twirl test'. I'm with Kate - why do we outgrow the twirl.
A real princess in a princess outfit!


Oiyi said...

Oh, she is so cute! The dress is just lovely.

Unknown said...

Wow, she is adorable and you did a FABULOUS job on the dress! Love the colors and you can just tell that she feels like a total princess. Thank you so much for sharing :-)

Have a great night,

knittingdragonflies said...

Oh definitely, this is so beautiful! Love the twirl photos!!!
You did good!

AlisonH said...

Oh, that's so *cute*! And so is she!

There is something innately in us that loves to twirl in delight. Love it!

Jaya Pratheesh said...

love the dress.. the colors and the pattern. i'm making it now.. thanks for the pics.