Holiday Dresses

I haven’t been very good about updating my blog recently. I apologize to anyone missing my posts! Most of my sewing these past months has been for Christmas presents and I can’t share them yet. I don’t want to ruin the surprises for my family! I promise I will share them all after Christmas.

I can finally share the girls Christmas dresses however!  I actually finished them a few months ago, but I wanted to wait until it was closer to Christmas to post them. Here you go….

girls by tree

I used Create Kids Couture’s Violettes dress pattern. Those swirls were a LOT of work but they just screamed “peppermint” at me and I decided to use the pattern for their holiday dresses.

The bodice seemed a bit empty, so I decided to add an applique. I wanted it to mimic the swirls of the skirt, so I created a miniature version of them to use as the fabric. The letters are Hang to Dry’s Every Day Applique Alpha.

applique

The girls’ favorite part of the dresses is that they are great for twirling. So great, I think I am going to have to whip up some bloomers before Christmas! Oops!

maya spinning