Like most female children under the age of 7, Carly wants to be a ballerina. I'm fine with that, especially since right now her ballet shoes only cost $6.99 at the local Target instead of [insert price of authentic toe shoes here] at the not-so-local [insert name of obscure dance supply shop here]. Also, her costume is pretty simple so far:
a pattern, but I could have saved myself $5 by just using one of Carly's undershirts as a stencil. It ended up being roomy, but maybe it will hold up long enough for her to grow into it!
I made a short pink-and-purple tutu also, but she refuses to wear it because she loves the long one so much. So I tied it around Daddy's waist instead so he could dance with her. It was a big hit with Carly, but not so much with Daddy. Unfortunately he wouldn't let me get the camera out! Let me assure you though, it was just as hilarious as you're imagining :)