But the only claim I have to this top is a general idea and the tracing/cutting of the pattern pieces.
Modkid Frida in a 4/5
BK (my baby) was born on Cinco de Mayo (May 5) 5 years ago. Since this year seems to be the year of the birthday party in our family, I decided to go all out with a huge (for us) Cinco de Mayo party to celebrate. We did something similar for her 1st birthday.
We had approximately 30 people (neighbors, close friends, and family) over for a gigantic mexican meal with tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, margaritas, Coronas, salsa, 7 layer dip, mini chicken taco cups, rice, and tortilla chips. (No pictures as I hardly had time to take any) You know how I'm always going on about how I do not enjoy party planning and such? Well, guess what? I didn't stress at all over this one and I was able to enjoy the party. But I'm in no hurry to do it again!
One of the things that lightened the stress load was I turned over my idea of an embroidered mexican house dress to my mom. And boy, did she deliver!
I was a bad daughter and didn't even get the pattern pieces to her until a week before the party. The original plan was for her to do the embroidery and then I'd sew the tunic. My time management skills seriously suck and I came to the realization mid-week that I wasn't going to be able to do it. Mom to the rescue! And if I do say so myself, she did a FABULOUS job.
The Frida Tunic is made from a white linen blend. I was going to pair it with the ruffle shorts that I made from the same fabric but decided to go with the slightly stained (not that you can see) white denim Sailboat Pants from last year.
The outfit held up to 3 hours of playing, eating, pinata busting, and opening gifts!
Happy 5th Birthday, BK!