For the past two Christmases, I've made jumpers for the twins out of fabric that my late mother-in-law had stashed away in her attic. For their first Christmas, the jumpers were made of red velveteen with little green tree-shaped buttons. For their second Christmas, they were made of green pinwale corduroy with some red ribbon accents. This year, even though I still have some lovely hunter green velveteen that would have been perfect, I had my heart set on a cheery cotton Christmas print. I have several pieces of such fabric from the girls' great-grandma's attic, but not enough of any one to make three matching dresses. So I ended up taking a trip to JoAnn's, where they were having a great sale on Christmas prints.
I love the way these dresses turned out! There's nothing cuter to me than a little girl wearing a dress with a Peter Pan collar. Regina commented that they had a sort of vintage look about them, and I agree. I feel like these dresses are what you might see little lasses wearing in some ad or TV show from the 50's. I am a sucker for anything with a vintage look about it, so the fact that these dresses evoke a bygone era makes me love them even more. I can hardly wait to see them on my adorable trio of granddaughters.
|For the twins|
|For Little Gal|
This iron-on tag is my favorite detail, though.
Enough sewing talk! Merry Christmas!