In the midst of the business that happens this month, I was able to make one of my daughter’s a Christmas dress. I really tried to do both, but the outfit I sewed up for miss J just wasn’t fitting quite right and I decided it would take a lot more time to fix the issues than I could afford. Miss E got a little dress though (and don’t worry, I will get one done for miss J too, just maybe closer to Christmas).
I used my As You Like It Dress pattern to make the dress. I am currently working on revising that pattern and should have it back in the shop by the end of January. I used a lovely embroidered pillow case to create a front apron on it. I actually have one more pillowcase like this and plan to create a dress to sell using it. A goal for next year is to create more one of a kind clothing pieces to stick in my shop every now and again…but that is another story 😉 I also used some vintage lace trim my mom had given me for the straps. The red fabric was gifted from a friend as she had used it for some birthday party decor and no longer needed it and I found the gingham at Hancock Fabrics. It all looks so precious together!
She wore the dress for the Christmas pictures I took of the girls. Here are other outfit details: Miss E- sweater/GapKids, Tights/Old Navy, Boots/Walmart; Miss J- Shirt and Hat/GapKids, Skirt and Leggings/Old Navy, Boots/Walmart. We ended up retaking these pictures because the first time did not go well! haha But we visited our adopted Louisiana family’s home and they did much better with the lovely distractions of fruit trees and a luscious garden to check out. Has anyone else made their littles an outfit for this month?