At barely 2, our daughter was invited to her very first dress-up princess birthday party. Obviously she had to go as Princess Leia. Luckily for me, she didn’t know what a Disney princess was yet, so there were no objections. Now of course Princess Leia IS a Disney princess, so parents don’t have to feel guilty amusing themselves at the expense of their young children’s happiness… This costume was the first one I made by hand. Due to poor time management, I only had an afternoon to do the whole thing (the party was that evening). So it was a mad dash to JoAnn’s, then a flurry of fabric and yarn flying for the next few hours.