The last week of school was full of parties, fun, student led conferences and hardly any learning. In honor of my 1st grader’s class award ceremony, they had a “Red Carpet” event. Complete with a movie, popcorn and other goodies, plus everyone dressed up in their finest movie star outfits for the red carpet walk and to accept their awards.
My daughter and I talked a little about what she could wear. She wanted something blue and sparkly, but I was worried I wouldn’t have time to go to the fabric store, let alone sew something new. I told her she could wear her rainbow princess dress (it still fits) and if I had time, I would make something.
OK, so I found the time…
I managed to get by the fabric store on Monday and was able to squeeze out this dress in a few hours on Tuesday afternoon. I would have liked to have spent more time and come up with something fancier, but since I only had a few hours to put towards the dress I ended up just using my Boho Maxi Dress Pattern.
We accessorized her look with a hot pink feather boa, oversized sunglasses, a huge sock bun and sparkly flip flops.
She loved the outfit and totally felt like a movie star! (If I’m lucky, maybe she’ll want to be a movie star for Halloween.)
This fabric is a little itchy and sheer, so I lined the dress with some soft quilting cotton and I decided to make the strap entirely out of the cotton. I didn’t want her itching at her neck all day. (I did send her with other clothes to change into, but she opted spent the day in the dress and when she got home, she exited the school bus like she owned it!)
Be sure to check out this pattern (the Boho Maxi), if you haven’t seen it before. It comes in sizes 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8.
If you end up making a boho maxi, be sure to come back and share it on my facebook page!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.