pink silk and beautiful craftsmanship. this dress has stood the test of time; it was my mama's when she was a small girl. right now -- but not for much longer -- it fits my small girl perfectly. she's long-legged and elegant in it. all her glamor and sass came together as she wore this dress around the house today. she can't help but twirl, and also growl a bit. she loudly and insistently invited me and the rest of the family to a "royal bash," which turned out to mean that she was going to dance on the guest bed, sometimes with her brother, while we watched. my heart swelled. this felt like a special moment.