Seven year olds are awesome, I have a newly minted one of my own, so I can say this with good authority. Still small enough to be tender and willing to grab your hand walking through a store, but old enough and smart enough to have their own fierce and wonderful passions.
Miss P knows for sure what she likes, and when she likes something she likes it ever so much! Fairies are one of her favorite things and growing up in Maine she has been lucky enough to spend a good number of days at the Fairy Friday program at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens steeping herself in fairy magic.
She is also a thoughtful child who is willing to spend a lot of time in working through her ideas. She arrived at my studio for her custom consultation with a terrific sketch of what she had been envisioning for her Fairy gown. We were able to talk in great detail about what she liked most about her sketch and what qualities we were looking for.
Then she went to town exploring the deepest depths of my magic closet of fabric. We had every color, texture and kind of fabric out for draping and collaging into a mental idea of a dress. Sometimes it can be hard to narrow things down with so many choices but we ultimately came up with a list of things she liked best: blue, pink, brocade fabric, butterflies, polka dots, and glitter, glitter, lots of glitter!
The silhouette was an evolution of my standard Princess Dress, Miss P was more interested in length than a big fluffy twirly skirt. I love the layering and mixing of the soft blue and pale pink in this dress, each color gets it's own focus and the blending together brings out a very tender feeling to this dress.
The Reveal Session was particularly poignant to me. Miss P was very quiet, but with big luminous eyes. She really just wanted to be close with her mama and there were some really great hugs. I've since seen her in her dress full of laughter and enthusiasm, but there was something very touching about her quiet radiance in taking in what she had envisioned brought to life for the first time.