- there aren’t tights to match the outfit
- the elastic on the knit pants isn’t tight enough – she owns them but refuses to wear jeans or pants of any woven fabric, even if they sparkle
- these pants feel like there are a thousand stitches against my legs – I finally discovered that the pants she referred to were made out of some french terry where the loopy weave is on the inside
- the skirts are too dressy – what? I thought it was just the dresses that were too dressy?
What am I to do with this child?
Before Christmas I finally placed an order with Fabric Fairy. And look at this. What girly girl wouldn’t just to drool over this package of fabric?? I proceeded to make one pair of pink pants, a floral/patchwork top, and a psychedelic dress both from Burda 9627. In addition, I’d already made two skirts from McCall’s 5169 paired with purchased T’s and tights. (I don’t have pictures, but will share a quick video of her fashion show on Christmas day.) Today all those clothes were dirty, waiting to be washed. And, they haven’t really passed the real-world test yet, just the “I’ll wear it for the fashion show at grandma’s house” test.
I’ve never made an issue about how she puts together an outfit. It’s not worth the argument. And eventually her peer’s will take care of that. But when there’s a closet and dresser full of clothes and she doesn’t have anything to wear because it doesn’t “feel” right? Iyieeyiee (sp?)
Her final outfit was a white peasant blouse with dark purple embroidered flowers, an aqua and brown cotton geometric print skirt with a ruffle, black leggings, bright purple socks, and brown shoes with pink flowers. When we kissed goodbye she didn’t have a care in the world! I’m very sorry I don’t have a picture to share.
Feel free to offer advice or just share your stories!