I am not sure why but I am feeling so behind this Holiday season. I really wanted to sew everyone something for a fun holiday picture, but I am so running out of time. So, last week I picked up a few things for the boys and hurried and made one outfit that is always simple but still has cute style. I decided to do black, white or red for everyone this year–because classic is always good in my opinion 😉
I decided that I was going to wear and older black dress and I made the little black skirt for Hannie to go along with it. The skirt is the same tutorial that I always use for a tightly gathered skirt–The Vintagely Modern Skirt TUTORIAL— and the only difference is the side invisible zipper that you can see in the above picture. Now that my girlie is getting a bit older, I am finding myself putting in a lot more zippers, but when she was so little and growing out of clothes every six month, I sometime felt zippers were a waste. I have an invisible zipper tutorial that I use all the time to show you how to put one in if you need it.
The fabric is black cotton from Michael Miller Fabrics and has a great drape. It holds its shape so well and makes for a very full and twirly skirt. I used just about 2.5 yards for this skirt and she does have a full slip under it to puff it out a bit….and I love the way it looks with the fitted blouse.
Speaking of that blouse…
I used a vintage pattern for it that I ADORE!!!! I think it turned out so, so, so cute and really really want to modify a blouse pattern in my size. I know it’s vintage, but I think the shirt looks so modern and fresh. The fabric is a stretch cotton sateen that is brilliant and
Although do you see my mistake? It’s what happens when I sew in the wee hours of the morning. The sleeves are sewn on backwards! See how the placket is in the front? ARGHHHH….and I didn’t even realize it until I started editing these photos ;( So, for now my blaring mistake is staying…until January…
Are you still sewing for Christmas?