When I had Kaylee, I decided that I would make her birthday dress every year until she wants a store bought one. I figure if I resign myself now to the fact that she will indeed prefer a store bought one someday, it won't sting as much when she says it officially. For now, I can pick the colors and pattern although I do look forward to the years that she gets excited about picking the pattern and fabrics herself, and maybe even helping me sew!
This year I found my pattern and immediately knew I wanted to do black and white damask with purple accents. I have no idea why that came to me, other than the fact that Kaylee looks good in purple. So I made this dress with my amazingly helpful sewing teacher, Nancy. The dress spurred my love (obsession) of damask and so the party theme was created.
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Cake: Annika (a 13 year old cake baking genius! She hand piped the damask!)
Water Bottle labels: mom
Pinwheels and gift bags: mom and friends