Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Father Daughter Dance

So, it all started with this:

You see, our school has a Father Daughter Dance every year.  I tried and tried to get my oldest to go when she was in  elementary school, but she never gave in.  The thought of putting on a dress and dancing in public was not her cup of tea.  My daughter, E, is in Kindergarten now.  I was so excited that she wanted to go.  She asked her daddy if he could take her to the Princess Dance and of course, he said yes.  Honestly, I was a little surprised by his enthusiasm.  I can't even get him to even dance with me in the kitchen.  But, I was very excited for my little one. 

E had a great time looking online for dresses.  She picked three or four that she liked, but insisted that it needed to be gray and black.  So, I sort of combined the design of them and bought all the fabric,as seen in the photo above.  Next, I drafted a pattern and went to work.  Wanna see how it turned out?

E's eyes are sensitive to light so she almost always closes her eyes if I use the flash.  ugh!

Here she is getting in the car:

She was so excited! 

This is a closeup of the flower headband I made to match the flowers on her dress.  I used this tutorial to make the flower for the headband and the flowers for the neckline of her dress. 

Eyes open without a flash.

Hubby said she had a great time and danced a lot.  There was a craft station where the girls made necklaces.  They snacked on Chick-Fil-A, cupcakes (or in E's case, icing) and punch.  He also mentioned that there were several moms there taking photos and videos.  I have GOT to get my hands on one of those videos!  Anyway, E had a great time with her daddy.  Can't wait until next year!



  1. That is a precious dress and a precious memory for your husband. She does look like a little princess!

  2. She looks SOOO pretty! We have ours next week, Laiken is so excited! I love E's dress!! You did great!!

  3. Oh Tanya! I always wanted someone to host a father/daughter dance when my girls were little. I think they are the sweetest things. I think E looked just beautiful and like a princess ready for the ball. If you could see my head and shoulders right now, they are all kind of scrunched up.

    I loved this.

    I've been AWOL with yet more (UGH UGH UGH) computer issues for a while. Hoping it's better and I can catch up. Now, I need to scroll down and see your favorite commercial.

  4. Talk about adorable! Did I understand correctly that you drafted a pattern for her dress? Tanya...you never fail to amaze me! It turned out so cute and I loved her matching headband! That is one memory they'll always cherish!

  5. She is such a doll! I love her dress and headband.

  6. Oh how sweet! And what great memories for both your daughter and husband.
    That dress and the headband turned out beautiful. You did such a nice job :)
    My daughter's school has never had that kind of event but she and her dad did go to a Daddy/Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-a about a year ago and had a great time.
    Thanks for sharing,

  7. She looks beautiful! So glad they had such a good time. That dress turned out fabulous! You are so talented!

  8. That is so precious! They never had anything like that when my daughter was small. :/ You did a marvelous job on making everything!!

  9. This is adorable! She looks beautiful!

  10. So sweet. I just made a dress for my daughter to wear to her daddy daughter dance last weekend. I love how the flower turned out on the headband. What a great addition.


  11. totally adorable. what a fun daddy/daughter date and her dress is lovely. i also love the headband, she looks darling!! what a fun memory for both of them.

  12. Awww!!! She is so adorable and looks just precious in her pretty dress sitting with her handsome daddy!