Monday, December 19, 2011

Seconds on the "School Photo Dress" and "Vintage Jane"

I loved the School Photo Dress by Oliver+S so much, I made a second dress.  Ditto for the pattern from Pink Fig called "Vintage Jane."

My favorite model was very happy to show-off this dress.  The chartreuse green corduroy was a great double for a holiday dress and a plain winter dress.  My daughter can still wear her smocked Christmas dress from last year, so I didn't want to make anything fancy.  I followed the pattern exactly as it is written for the "School Photo Dress."  The front kangaroo pocket is easy and a big hit with little girls.

To make it really festive, I made a necklace for the holidays to match the dress.

For the rest of the year, I made this owl necklace to match the dress.  I decided the jewelry making class I took 2 years ago was not coming back to me quickly.  I may need to take another class before I try it again.

The above dress is "Vintage Jane" by Pink Fig.  I omitted the overskirt since this owl print was hard enough to find one other print to harmonize with it.  I love the simple lines and look of this dress.  It is a great dress for pulling on your boots and being ready to go.

I enjoyed the sale at Planet Applique near Thanksgiving.  These are a few t-shirts I embellished for the holidays.  All the designs, except the owl ( are from Planet Applique.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Bolero, Simplicity 3921

I found a perfect, black holiday tunic a few weeks ago.  BUT, it was sleeveless, which isn't all bad in South Texas.  It needed a simple jacket to make it pop and scream holiday attire.  Simplicity 3921 is the simple bolero that can be put together in an afternoon.  I used View C with a red corduroy.  I added a velvet braid around the edges and a flower from ribbon and the velvet braid that was left over.  A cheap glamour button in the center finishes it off.  

This is a great project for that outfit you need next week!