Unfortunately, after reading this post I was a bit scared off of velvet (if Sascha - who obviously kicks much sewing butt - thinks that velvet is the devil, then I'm pretty sure that it would kill me) and when I went to a local fabric store no other holiday-ish or Christmas-ish fabrics were really working for me. So in the end I just went with a cotton print which probably does not fall into the holiday category, but we're going to make it work people.
The pattern is the Oliver and S bubble dress (that I got for 40 percent off several months ago - woot, woot!) and I ended up sewing a size 2T. I was contemplating sewing a size 3T as she's kind of in the middle of sizes right now and I was thinking that it would fit her for longer, but now that I know that another little girl will be wearing her hand-me-down handmade clothes someday I feel a little less obsessive about making them last for as long as possible.
|For the record - yes, I do brush my child's hair. Occasionally.|
The fabric is Floral Tile Orchid by Robert Kauffman and the lining is just a lovely, lightweight batiste.
But my favorite part about this dress - the piping. Is anybody else obsessed with piping? My piping skills certainly leave something to be desired but Oh My Gosh, I want piping on everything!
The good news about this dress? The second I finished it, O asked if it was her for and did the cutest little happy dance when I told her that it was.
The not-so-good new about this dress? When I told her that she was going to wear it today, she threw a total tantrum. Apparently, she is so over this dress. Awesome.