A Christmas Dress

How did this happen?  It's the day before the night before Christmas!  It always comes so fast!  This is probably obvious but I'm not one of those highly organized people who gets all of their Christmas "to-do" done by the first week of December.  I know.  You're shocked, I'm sure.  :)  I still have a house to clean, neighbor gifts to deliver, and a pile of Christmas presents in desperate need of wrapping.  So it's a miracle that this dress was completed in time for the Sunday before Christmas {yesterday}.

Lila and Ezra both had Christmas outfits that still fit from last year, but Madelyn only has spring dresses.  So I had my work cut out for me.  Actually, no I didn't, I had to cut everything myself, but you catch my drift, right?  ;)

My favorite part about the dress is the back.

Because I loved these little pearl buttons. {From Joanne's}

I got this fabric for a steal of a deal at Joanne's, so I think in the end the total cost of the dress was about $5.  Excuse me for being tacky and celebrating the fact that I got a good deal.  I just love it when that happens.

I self drafted the pattern and if I'm going to be totally honest here, I have to admit it's not perfect.  Blast!  The buttons aren't perfectly straight and they look a little skiddy-wampus.

The fabric also ended up being a bit fickle, so hems, and gathers aren't perfect.  But that's ok, because I'm not perfect and for crying out loud, the dress actually fit and overall, I loved how it turned out.  So I'm looking at this as a win.

Plus this little goose loved it.  And I couldn't ask for anything more.  :)

Hope you're having a happy Christmas season!


Guest Posting at Jill Made It

Yikes and a half!  I've been taking an unintentional break over in these parts.  Just trying to enjoy this Christmas season.  :)  But today, Lila and I are "walkin" over to visit Jill Made It to be part of her super fun
Sew a Song of Christmas series.

See ya there!


Mustache Monday: Mustache Christmas Tree {Free Printable}

Here's a little something to make your holiday season even cooler than it already is:

A mustache Christmas Tree!

Print it out, frame it and you've got some great new Christmas decor!

Ok, I'm kidding.  I mean, you can totally print it out and frame it if you want to.  But I really made this up as a joke for Superman to take to work last year.  He printed a few and hung them on the doors of his co-workers who also happen to be fellow stache' lovers.

It's totally ridiculous, but I thought I'd share.  :)  Happy Monday!


Polka Dot Tunic

I almost forgot about this!  It was one of those happy accidents that actually worked out.  As opposed to most of my accidents which turn out to be well, accidents.  {Take the time I made homemade tomato soup and accidentally quadrupled the basil called for in the recipe.  Not a happy accident.}

But this was one of those rare occurrences when I was making this dress for Madelyn and once it was finished realized, much to my dismay, that it would drown her.  But it happened to make the perfect tunic for Lila.  Whew!  Saved it.

This girl.  I wish you could know her funniness, her serious, her uniqueness.

It's impossible to convey.  I'm sure all mothers feel this way, but I just like her.

Taylor Swifts 22 is her favorite song.  She belts it out and makes up the words she doesn't know.  And she holds both hands in twenty-two position.

Probably only really cute to me and Superman, but still--worth sharing in my book. :)

So that's that.  Happy Friday!  Sorry I've been m.i.a.  Our power was out twice this week for hours.  But I'm working on some fun stuff right now so see ya next week!
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