12.23.2013

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!

3 comments:

  1. Aww, cute! Great job drafting your own pattern; who's going to notice a couple little mistakes on an adorable (and wiggly, I imagine!) baby? And I totally understand the last-minute sewing—I was sewing until midnight the day before Easter this year, making my baby's Easter dress.

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  2. This is darling. The picture on instagram didn't do it justice. She is just adorable! I love the fabric, and what a steal! Go ahead and celebrate that sort of a deal!

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  3. What a gorgeous dress (and beautiful baby)! I can't believe you can self draft a pattern like this- I'm amazed! I love the fabric, too. I've wanted to do something in a plaid like this, but haven't seen such fabric (or don't have the vision to notice it at my Joanns?) I finished my daughter's Christmas dress the day before Christmas... ah, the holidays are a busy time!

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