frilly dilly

I think I want to make a headband or some sort of hair accessory or necklace like this one from JCrew for Phoebe. 


I think I really like it and then I can’t decide. I don’t like overly frothy little girls stuff but I do love it in small doses. I think something like this would be so cute paired with jeans and a t-shirt. It’s sort of a moot point because she’ll never leave it on her head for more than 2 minutes put together. Maybe. It’s a good excuse to window shop millinery flowers over on etsy. 

My favorites so far are at this shop, Mary Not Martha. Then I decided it was a sign. Phoebe looks like a cross between my mom, Martha, and Tim’s mom, Mary, so one of Phoebe’s many nicknames is MaryMartha. The shopping fairies are telling me I’m on the right track.


And more fluff for the foofer. I mentioned the other day I was heading to the basement for the fancy fabrics. Well I brought up a arm full of sheer printed vintage stuff that I thought would make good dress up dresses. This is what I’ve got so far. I finally got out the elastic thread I’d bought to make the Heather Ross smocked sundresses and I made this dress. Not sure what I’ve got here. I was going to add some gold sparkly trims and then thought maybe it’s a peasant girl dress sort of thing. Maybe a before the fairy godmother Cinderella?

15 thoughts on “frilly dilly

  1. Jennifer says:

    I really like the dress, it’s very unique, and I love the colours. I do like the headband as well, I’m not overly girly as in frills, lace, flowers all at once, but a little headband like that would be super cute over jeans.

  2. Jill says:

    Oooooh! I love it!
    Based on your descriptions of Phoebe though, my guess is she’ll want to tear it off and throw on some jeans and a little hoodie. :) Great job though!

  3. Aleta says:

    I think it’s more peasant-y. You could team it with a little headband (fabric with elastic at the back to keep it on her head). As always, very sweet but never sugary!

  4. Robyn says:

    this is the loveliest most versatile fairy tale dress I have ever seen. She will be any fair maiden she can dream up in it. From what my four girls have taught me, it’s a little girls dress up dream.

  5. MamaRose says:

    Wow, I love that dress mama! It for some reason reminds me of a dirndle and trachten with a sort of french maid/peasant twist. Yes, very unique and very beautiful 😀

  6. dawn says:

    have you seen the tutorial for those flowers (on headbands or barrettes) on martha stewart’s wedding magazine site? they’re not terribly difficult to make & turned out very pretty.

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