Oh, the Christmas dresses. I love to sew them! And every year I vow to start earlier the next. I guess I succeeded this year somewhat because they are finished--but it felt a bit late for the purpose of a Christmas card photo. Oh well. There's always next year!
Early or late, I think this dress for Scarlett is just right! I love it on her. I think the princess seaming and fit-and-flare suits her. The collar--peter pan in front and sailor in the back--is too perfect! I also love all those buttons, which I finished sewing on after the photos. It's a story...
The tailored look seems just right for Miss Scarlett who is all about being in charge right now.
The pattern is a another vintage find (I find most of them on Etsy). Isn't it darling? It's a coat pattern, and a size two, so there was a bit of adjustment involved, including overall lengthening, taking in some seams, keeping the armholes a bit higher, and adding more buttons.
It's made with more of the red-and-white gingham I've fallen in love with. I actually started out with the dress for Scarlett's birthday but then decided to do something more casual, thinking this would be perfect to save for Christmas.
All the cute details took time of course. And time has been scarce. But hopefully this is a dress that will be worn by more than one girl. That is if my covered buttons hold up. I've been disappointed to find a couple of them popping off their shanks on other dresses I've made. Such a bummer! Any ideas?
Scarlett was the best sport of the bunch for our Christmas card photo shoot, which was the usual comedy. Maybe it was the new dress.