I tried.  I tried really, really hard to avoid trapping Josie into gender stereotypes.  See?!?





















I was such a proud mother, in a sea of pink and purpley little girls, when Josie would announce that her favorite color was blue!


Like looking in a mirror :)

But somewhere along the way, she developed a sense of autonomy.  She wanted ruffles, glitter, pink, and princesses.  My little Asian girl thought she was Barbie….the blonde one.  Here is a self-portrait of Josie with Penny.  Penny is the one on the right, of course.



The only problem is that I think that deep down in every grown woman’s psyche is a budding ballerina.  I hate to admit that my stomach still does a flip flop when I touch a tutu.  Pair this with a sewing obsession and a child who adores all things princess, and this is the end result:

Snow White










Sleeping Beauty-the mullet years



I love this picture because Vidhya’s expression looks EXACTLY like your typical female middle schooler.






Josie really wanted a Rapunzel dress, and I had been stalling on making one because I was trying to think about how to alter the Snow White pattern to look like Rapunzel’s dress.  Luckily, Simplicity came out with this pattern:



Ta Da!!!




And here is how it all turned out.








Happy Halloween! Eat lots of candy!!!


What was Penny for Halloween?  I still have control over her choices…. She was a turtle, the non-mutant ninja kind.





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