I don't know where this Christmas dress tradition came from but I'm not one to go out an buy Catie a fancy dress that she can only wear once or twice. Lucky for Catie she has an Aunt who works at an awesome second hand store and found this dress for her.
It fits her really well and has cute silver threads that run through the dress, it also has a little crinoline underneath to give it some shape. The ribbon though I just couldn't get on board with.
It's that fuzzy, velvet ribbon and I thought it made the dress look like it came from Walmart (it does come from Walmart), so I did what I do best and pulled out the seam ripper.
Using some raw silk I created a new sash that has tails hanging down the back. I think it's a huge improvement and look so sweet now, not over the top Christmas either (which is what I was going for).
and the back
Here she is modelling.
I'm pretty sure her shoes won't fit by Christmas.
This back shot was ridiculously difficult to get. Normally when taking pictures of Catie all I get is her back but today she would not co-operate, I finally got this crummy shot.