Princess Festival and The Story of a Dress

utah princess festiva - rae gun ramblings

Once upon a time there were two princesses. They got a fancy invitation to a grand Princess Festival from their friend Princess S of the land of Housewife Eclectic. The two little princesses were so excited. Little Princess L said she’d wear her sparkle gown that she got for her last birthday but poor Princess T had outgrown all her fancy dresses so they commissioned the castle tailor to make something up for the special event. Like all fancy occasions there were only a few days warning and the tailor was already booked with work.

So the day before the Princess Festival the tailor set to work on Princess T’s Sleeping Beauty dress. She fought with the fabric. She worked late into the night and when she went to fit the skirt to the top the skirt was too small. So she cut off some of the skirt only to find that she no longer had enough fabric for the fancy waist band for the skirt. Alas she decided only to put the band in the front. Tired both literally and of the task, the royal tailor threw the collar together by stabilization some fabric with heat bond and hand tacked it to the dress.

Sleeping Beauty Costume - Rae Gun Ramblings

She was so nervous about Princess T trying it on but when she did the little princess loved it and the tailor thought it turned out a lot better than she expected considering all the mistakes and late night redos. So together they traveled to the land of Thanksgiving Point to meet with their friends Princess S of Housewife Eclectic and the Princesses A and S of Utah Sweet Savings.

princess festival - Rae Gun Ramblings

There was much giggling and twirling and meeting other lovely princesses. Practically every princess imaginable was in attendance from Cinderella to the Princess and the Pea to new princesses.

Captain Hook and Peter Pan - Rae Gun Ramblings

There were also some fine gentlemen including the charming Captain Hook who won their hearts. Girls always fall for the bad boys. Not to be forgotten was the spunky Peter Pan who danced with each girl through the night, and by night I mean day, and by dance I mean swung the girls from rock to rock over and over and over again.

Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter - Rae Gun Ramblings

The princesses followed a maze to tea with the Mad Hatter, Alice and more. They made some crafts and colored.

Thanksgiving Point Princess Festival - Rae GUn Ramblings

There were quest of all sorts including dragon hunting where songs were learned and adventure was had as well as some entertaining theater.

princess festival and handmade costumes - Rae Gun Ramblings

After meeting so many fancy people the princesses indulged in fine delicacies of Snow Cones and listened to Princess Kadesia read a story.

princess festival carriage ride - Rae Gun Ramblings

Finally the princesses finished the festival with a horse drawn carriage ride looking forward to more fun next year. And the Castle tailor finally got some sleep. The End.


  1. Such a wonderful fairy tale and a lovely dress for such a deserving princess!!

  2. You are the best Auntie ever!

  3. That is sooo cute. They all look like they had a great time!

  4. What a fun little princess gathering! I hope someday I have a little girl that will get to be a pretty princess :)

  5. This looks like heaven for these little girls! How fun!!

  6. I loved this post! The girls had so much fun! S talks about the Princess Festival nonstop and she gets mad if I use the pen from the festival. ;)

  7. This does look like so much fun [and so much work], but this will be a fond memory for them! AND, future princess dresses beware – now you have an expert on your hands!

  8. I Love how the dress turned out. My daughter went to the Princess Festival as well and just loved it!!

  9. That looks like it was so much fun!

  10. Your talents are never ending. Love you lady!

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