One of my favorite school projects has always been the 5th-grade wax museum. It’s a chance for students to pick someone from U.S. history to learn about and really get to know more about the amazing people in our country past and present. Sophie came home so excited and immediately googled “important women in the United States”. She wanted someone strong who really made a difference in our nation. I’m not gonna lie but her fashion sense was also key. Knowing she’d get to dress up like her subject really got this fashionista excited!
She stumbled across a few articles on Nancy Reagan and knew that she’d be a unique choice. After reading about her work with the ‘Just Say No’ initiative and scrolling through countless glamorous pictures, she’d found her match! We used this iconic picture as our inspiration for her wax figure day look.
I turned to the JillyAtlanta Agatha Dress to recreate the pussy bow dress in the photo. The pattern is full of options and I loved the timeless style of it. I used a red linen blend from Joann’s (I would have loved to find a more lightweight solid red but you work with what you can get). Simple red buttons really keep with the classic style.
The details with this pattern are incredible. I love JillyAtlanta’s aesthetic and hope I can sew up more of them. The back pleated bodice and bishop sleeves are my favorites!
We happened upon the Healing Field while out doing photos and it was the perfect backdrop for this dress. Our city sets up a field full of American flags, one for each person lost on 9/11. It’s a humbling sight to see and was such a great opportunity to share the events of that day with my kids. It opened up a conversation about love, healing, and the incredible people of this country.
I told her this photo could be her campaign picture when she runs for president! It captures her heart and represents so much love and hope for our future.
And this one is just her… trying to hold in her smile as she quietly glides through life. She’s destined for greatness and I’m thrilled to be along for her ride!