Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Dresses

It looks like it has been a long time since I have blogged anything! I just had a quick minute to get this up, so here you go! Right now we have a little foster baby living with us, so I've done the best I can to show what I made for her without revealing her identity.

Miss H's Dress: Oliver + S Fairy Tale Dress
Size: 5 + length
Fabric: Mistletoe Lane in Pink by Bunny Hill for Moda and solid red from Moda
Changes: I added 1.5" to the length of the skirt, lining, and tulle when I was cutting, and when I hemmed the dress I ironed 1.5" folds rather than 2" folds.

This dress took a lot more work than I anticipated. It involved my first ever invisible zipper and quite a bit of hand sewing to finish things. I'm not in love with the small red trim around the middle. I had a difficult time turning it and then getting it to lay flat to hand stitch over the the bodice/skirt seam. If I do this again, I would opt for piping or a thin sash around the front.

Baby Girl's Dress: Oliver + S Bubble Dress
Size: 3-6 months
Fabric: Mistletoe Lane in Pink by Bunny Hill for Moda
Changes: I added a red velvet ribbon around the front bodice, sewn into the side seams. I used snaps rather than buttons.

I have made this dress a few times now and still love it! It is fully lined and a very quick sew.

Baby Girl's Christmas Stocking: Purl Soho Winter Flower Christmas Stocking
Fabric: the highest quality wool felt Joann carries
Changes: I used beads rather than sequins for embellishment.

This was a really fast and fun project as well! I'd love to make more of them in the future.