Yes. The Flamenco Dress. Why? Well, that voluminous skirt with all the extra material and crazy amount of gathering makes it much more like an actual circle skirt. You know, the kind of crazy, twirly things they wear onstage. I totally felt like I was in some kind of musical - West Side Story, dancing with the sharks' girls to America. I was going to chalk it up to yet another "I didn't follow the tutorial well enough and made stupid mistakes" kind of fail. But then I wore it around for a while. And I kind of liked it.
I liked the bows on the shoulders.
Also in an attempt to tie colors together, I cut apart my grandma's knit into little strips and sewed them into a pleat around the bottom of the skirt. That might be my favorite part - even though the pleat is so wide I should have sewed over the top and the bottom instead of right down the middle.
And, quite frankly, it IS the best dress I have for twirling.
Mr. was having way too much fun capturing my spinning shadow. I had to lose the shoes and ended up falling over. True story.
AND, if your forget your blanket, the crazy excess fabric on the skirt can double as a blanket, no problem.
ACTUALLY, in all honesty, while it may not be the best look right now, I think it will actually make a cute maternity dress. No, that's NOT an announcement. I'm just saying that if I need a cute maternity dress in the future, I've already made one. And why is this not the best look right now? Well, I've already been asked by two different people at church if I am pregnant. I don't need my clothes starting any other rumors.
Oh, here, for fun, are the ridiculous out-takes. Because it's not just mini that bombs photo shoots.
This is the face I made when I looked up and realized that hanging directly over my head were exactly 7 billion birds nests in the eaves of this building. 7 billion. That's accurate. And I don't know if you're aware, but I don't like birds. I find them creepy. I was hoping against all logic that every single nest was empty. (Hence why we moved around to the other side of the building for the rest of the shots - despite the direct sunlight.)