Friday, December 24, 2010

The princess dress replacement.

Since taking off her school uniform a week ago, Miss Jazzy has been wearing a frou-frou, tulle covered princess dress every day. The same dress day in and day out. She loves it. Its been the uniform she wears when she's not wearing her uniform.

But last night at a farmers' market in Melbourne, the princess dress suffered some major rips and tears and this morning she stayed dressed in her dressing gown and the dress lay in a heap where she left it last night.

This morning I began the important task of making her a dress she would love just as much but would perhaps be a bit sturdier for the life of a princess who lives on a farm.

I had strict instructions of course: It has to twirl and whirl and be great for dancing she said. It has to tie up at the back with a sash and be long enough to be girly but short enough not to get in the way and it has to be colourful.

I'm sure she meant pinks and purples but denim with red is my favourite colour combination right now and she doesn't seem to mind at all.

So far, so good but the real test will come tomorrow morning.

And so dear readers, we here at Foxs Lane would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a wonderful, merry, love filled weekend whether it be Christmas or any other day of the week for you.

Much love, XX

34 comments:

  1. That's the kind of princess dress I would love my daughter to wear. Beautiful, comfortable, practical and magical.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  2. the dress is gorgeous Kate! Merry Christmas to you and your farm family too! Thanks for letting us share in your life this year. T. x

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  3. What a lovely dress! She looks very happy in it! Happy Weekend to you!

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  4. How beautiful! I was over in your part of the country a few days ago-how lucky you are-its beautiful! If frrrreezing! Merry christmas and best wishes for the year ahead, xxooKate

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  5. Wonderful princess dress!!! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas :)

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  6. Merry Christmas to all of you at Fox's Lane! Love the dress!

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  7. Happy Christmas to all of you too Kate. Just love the colour combination on the new princess dress too x

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  8. A stunning dress and a nice color combination, I enjoy the list of instructions, especially the 'great for dancing' bit.
    Merry christmas to you and you family, too!

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  9. Beautiful dress, you are inspiring! My Miss G will get a princess skrit in the morning when she unwraps it! Hope she likes it as much as your Jazzy! Happy Christmas xoxo

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  10. Gorgeous - love the red and white spots! Happy Christmas!! :)

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  11. what a fine replacement. Merry Christmas and much love to you and yours.

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  12. Thanks for all the inspiration and fantastic colours this year Kate.
    Hope you and Bren have a wonderful Christmas with your girls, family and friends.
    Wishing you an Indian Summer from Santa :)

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  13. Ooooh, my fave too is red and denim - which is quite obvious if you look at the chunkychooky shop where almost everything is red and denim. I love the dress, love the sash especially - gorgeous!!

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  14. Hey Kate, loooove the dress,you can't go wrong with red and white polka dots and a beautiful big sash.
    It's been lovely reading your blog throughout the year and keeping up with what's happening on the farm.
    Enjoy the holidays and time spent with family and friends. Best wishes for a healthy, happy and creative 2011.

    Claire X

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  15. she looks gorgeous Kate!
    Hope you have the loveliest day with all your loved ones and a year in which your dreams come true,
    Love Laurel xxxx

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  16. she looks gorgeous Kate!
    Hope you have the loveliest day with all your loved ones and a year in which your dreams come true,
    Love Laurel xxxx

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  17. Oh Kate, you've done it again. I adore the PDR, even more to be honest than the original.
    Loving the fabric, colour combos, you're a genius.
    Big love and happiest time to you and your beautiful family.
    xoxox
    jess

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  18. Hope you have a great Christmas day!!! It looks like the dress is a huge success.

    Take care
    Merrilyn
    X

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  19. Aw lovely dress. She looks pretty thrilled with it. A farm princess (reminds me of Buttercup from the princess bride)

    And of course, Merry Christmas to you too!

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  20. Oh I think that is the perfect princess dress Kate! I love the red with the denim. I hope you and your family have a lovely wonderful safe xmas and get everything you want!

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  21. Merry Everyday to you & yours, Kate! The dress is great.

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  22. Perfect dress!
    Wishing you and your beautiful family a most joyous weekend and a sweet new year!

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  23. Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us.
    The dress is pretty and I too love the denim/red combination. Actually, for me, anything red with white spots is an instant winner.
    I remember twirly whirly being a requirement for me too, when I was young(er)!
    Hope you have a wonderful day today.
    l
    x

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  24. much love & hugs to you gorgeous girl ♥

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  25. What a beautiful dress! I love it and I can see Miss Jazzy does too :) Gorgeous colour comibinations.
    Hope you and your lovely family have a wonderful christmas holiday Kate! Kx

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  26. Gorgeous dress!
    Happy holidays to you too Kate.

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  27. What a brilliant farm-girl-princess dress!! Love the 'snow white' sleeves too.
    Hope you are having a lovely day.
    Merry xmas :-)
    xxxCate

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  28. I love denim and red together!

    Have you seen the feliz dress? She would love that- heaps of spin!

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  29. I adore that dress. Merry Christmas!

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  30. The dress looks great Kate - perfect uniform for a girl on the farm on the school holidays.

    Merry Christmas to you all.

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  31. Love this dress so much!! Happy weekending to you and your beautiful family also :)

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  32. she looks great in it, love it!
    xo

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  33. I LOVE denim and red so much too. Dress looks great. Lovely dovely.

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