Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Christmas Dress

Finding a Christmas Dress for my daughter has been near impossible. When I would find something I liked, they wouldn't have it in her size. I nearly gave up and decided she wasn't going to have one this year. Then I stumbled upon a tutorial for The Party Dress. The PERFECT Dress is a more appropriate title! The Cottage Mama did a great job! I instantly fell in love an knew I would have to make it into my daughters Christmas dress.

As a novice, I found this tutorial easy to follow. There were a few hiccups, but I managed to work them out. My biggest hiccup would be this:
This little 'pleat' isn't supposed to be there. I think I cut the trim a bit too long so when I was sewing it on, this happened at the end. Normally, this would drive me crazy and totally ruin my day. Not this time. The skirt on this dress is gathered, so you can't really tell. (And if you can, don't tell me!)

Let's not put it off any longer. Here is The Christmas Dress.



How perfect will this be for pictures with Santa!

I will be linking up for Sew & Tell at amylouhow.


11 comments:

The Cottage Mama said...

Kera!! Oh my goodness, you certainly did this dress justice - I love your fabric choice and color combination. Thank you so much for sharing this with me!

Lindsay

QuiltyBee said...

Fabulous! Don't you wish we could still wear these, too?

Leslie said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! so cute! that fabric is the best! thanks for sharing!

hawkeyejlp said...

Stunning! Love the dress and fabric choice. Well done!

Kelly Irene said...

The dress is beautiful! I love your fabric choice, and I think the pattern is such a pretty one.

KQ said...

That is gorgeous! I love the fabric you used too!

Sara said...

Beautiful! What a great fabric choice...I definitely agree that you've made the perfect Christmas dress!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous dress! I just bookmarked the site. This would be perfect for my two daughters.

CJ said...

Beautiful dress! GOOD JOB! Do you mind sharing what fabric that is you used?? I just love the color of that red!

Kera said...

For those interested, I got the fabric at Joann's. The red was found in the Christmas collection...no idea on the name. I used a Dupioni silk for the sash and trim.

Seams Inspired said...

Gorgeous dress! The fabric choice is spot-on. Can't wait to see the Santa photos. :o) Visiting from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. :o)