Ash was on a Sound of Music marathon at my mom's place yesterday afternoon. She likes the songs, the singing and the clothes. She wants to dress up exactly like Maria! Well, if she chooses the nunnery over the frat house - I think I may be able to live with that. I know hubby will be thrilled!! (remember, he doesn't like the idea of his precious girls dating...getting married even).
So, anyway, before going all Maria-ish, she woke up and said she wanted to wear her Ma-ri-mela (her version of Maria) dress. And, she went searching for them in her drawer and wore hers. She then proceeded to search for her sister's dress and got me to wear for Mini. Pretty right??!!
You must be wondering : that doesn't look like Maria's at all!!
Well, you're absolutely right - Maria will not be caught dead in a sun-dress like the ones in the photo. The only reason why Ash associated the dress with Maria is because the dresses actually came with matching headscarfs similar to what the girls in the movie wore. In this picture, they didn't have it on.
Let me tell you that, I am one fussy mom when it comes to my kids' clothes. I don't mind spending just that little bit more for quality or simply shopping around to get exactly what I want and these dresses are no exception. The dresses are meticulously hand-sewn (you didn't know that, did ya? heheh..) by a talented seamstress. Not by me (of course!)..but Pei Yi, whom I ordered the dresses from. I wanted matching floral dresses for my girls. And I also wanted matching headscarfs. Where to find leh? I tell you, she's one very talented lady with a gift of the threads. You can tell the difference between one who does a job because she "has to" and one who puts her heart and soul into her craft. Simply a work of art.
The next time, I will try to get the whole ensemble on the girls. I ordered a larger sizes so they can wear them for slightly longer than usual..smart thinking eh? heheh..:-).