Avery really threw me for a loop when she determined she wanted a chasing fireflies birthday party. Her simple logic was that the fireflies come out around the time of her birthday every year and she loves to chase them. The only thing better would be to chase them with her friends.
The easiest thing about planning the party was finding the fabric for the dress. I may just send Sarah Jane a thank you note for creating the perfect fabric line for our event! These prints are from her Wee Wander collection for Michael Miller. My favorite solid to work with at the moment is Michael Miller Cotton Couture. It is so hard to try to make a match when fabric shopping online, but I truly lucked out with the Nite Blue.
I needed a pattern to showcase the border print as well as the fun jars and fireflies print. The Modkid Caroline turned out to do this fabric justice.
The pleated bodice and hem band add a texture detail I love.
The curve of the bodice gives a sweet shape, and the halter and back ties make the back as interesting as the front.
This was her pose after a week of Vacation Bible School singing "A fruit of the Spirit is not a passion fruit...."
I'm not letting any of the Sarah Jane fabric scraps go to waste, so Tandy has a firefly dress too.
This time I used the Rabbit Rabbit Creation Hourglass Dress. The tiny pom pom trim for the straps makes a special detail, but I certainly tried not to let this dress outshine the birthday girl.
The solid on this one is also a good match with Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Malibu.
The girls have been chasing fireflies as many nights as we will let them stay out a bit later. We've researched and learned a thing or two about them along the way. The party is tonight, and we are just praying for no rain. After all, it would be really difficult to have a chasing fireflies party without actually chasing fireflies.
This goofy and adorable grin is after watching the fireflies fly off out of the jar.
I love the sense of wonder!! Come back next week for all of the party details!