Once we settled on a pattern and worked out Miss R's preferred view, we headed to the laundry where my fabric is stored. Once again, without hesitating once Miss R chose fabric for her dress. 'This shiny blue with pink flowers. It's my favourite mummy'. If you have a feeling you have recently seen this fabric on my blog, you are not mistaken. I made a tunic for Baby L from what was left after sewing this dress.
I must confess I was not excited about Miss R's choice of fabric. In fact, I tried to convince her to change her mind. You see, I was worried Miss R's dress would look too budget next to her sister's. I was prepared to get some awesome fabric for Miss R also. I showed her some fabrics that were certainly not from the budget section where I usually shop. She got rather excited about a couple of prints, so I suggested we could use them instead of the silly shiny blue. She looked at me with her big eyes that were nearly filling up with tears and said it was still her favourite. Guys, I felt super silly. Realistically, who would care about what she was wearing? That's right, no one. So why not make something she really wanted from the shiny blue fabric her little heart was set on? At the end of the day, SHE was the person I wanted to please.
Miss R was very pleased with her shiny blue Ileana dress*. She didn't feel like posing for the photos though. She just couldn't wait till she could have sweets at the reception!
As for me, I don't think I will try to make Miss R change her mind again in a hurry, at least not when it comes to fabric or pattern choices. Seeing her happy makes me feel happy.
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