Ever since seeing "Catching Fire", I've been DYING to make the wedding gown that Katniss wears. I put the offer out on Facebook - if someone is willing to cover all of the material costs, I'll contribute labour for free JUST to see this done.
Jana, the mother of a wonderful 11 year old girl stepped forward, and half-jokingly mentioned putting her daughter in it. You may remember Alanna from last year's Convergence, as "The Pink Dalek". Awesome kid, everyone loved her! Anyway, I asked if Jana was serious, because really... "Mini Katniss" would be an awesome thing to do.
We conspired to surprise Alanna with the news of what we were doing. Here's the video of how all THAT went down:
Today we had our first fitting, just for the crinoline and a piece of the skirt. Even though it wasn't much to look at yet, little Alanna was SO excited. Had to share a photo: