The design process is a complex thing… and sometimes it’s truly unexpected. For this season, I knew that I really wanted to make a summery Maxi skirt for girls and tweens with amazing dense embroidery and ruching. I love a maxi and they are so summery and fun.
Oh… nooooooo! I so want to make a maxi skirt for girls, but this is so sweet as a girl's strapless dress! Which one do I choose?
Ok… Let’s make it both!
So we played with it, adjusted the specs, ummhed and ahhed about it and finally decided, let’s do it! I had to add a bow to the skirt and then THAT turned into a cool halter idea and, well, Georgia came to life!
But the problem that I took to our Mamas in Scrapbook is - how on earth do I explain this 3-in-1 dress (I was calling it 2 in 1 but the mums pointed out that it’s strapless, halter AND maxi so it’s 3-in-1) and how do I write about it? Or do I just say "It's a Maxi Skirt" and let people discover that it's a dress (or vice versa)?
But, after loads of debate and conversation, as they suggested, I’m sharing the story here with a big thank you to my "think tank" and some pretty pictures too. I hope that you love it too, and even though this pretty is called Georgia, it’s now dubbed the 3-in-1 Magic Maxi (thanks Gillian and Linda and all the other mums who gave me the great advice and feedback)!
Oh and the mums with daughters or twin girls loved this idea. That each girl can wear it 'her own way'. If you do this with the Georgia, please share pics with us, we'd love to see what you do!
Love, Alex xox