|Christmas Dress from More Sewing with Whimsy.|
This year's Christmas dress is from Kari Mecca's "More Sewing with Whimsy." I used the round yoke dress, "Confetti Rainbow." This is a simple pull-over-head dress pattern. The hardest part is making sure the yoke is centered. The green, red and white fabric is from my stash, but I think it is a Nashville Cotton's print. This year I asked my daughter what type of dress she wanted. I let her pick from dressy, casual, classic, or a mix. She decided on a classic dress, but with something fun. I think I found a great match and I used up some fabric from my stash!
|Close-up of whimsy stick roses.|
I used Whimsy Sticks to make the double loop roses. These are easy to make and look absolutely wonderful.
|Round Yoke Whimsy Dress & Jessica AG Dress pattern|
My skinny daughter had a VERY tough time holding that satin ribbon belt in place. I had added belt loops to the sides, but that didn't help at all. I finally decided to safety pin the bow to the dress and NOW it stays in place.
|Silly girl coming out in the pictures.|
Rebecca, the American Girl doll, got to attend my daughter's literature club Christmas party. It would have been simple to draft a dress for the doll, but I found a pattern at Gennie Wren's Etsy shop that was a great match. It is called "Jessica," round yoke dress for 18" dolls. It was easy to match the girl's dress as I constructed the doll dress. I used smaller Whimsy Sticks and made double loop roses.
|Jessica Round Yoke Dress from Gennie Wren.|
|Close-up of whimsy roses on Rebecca's dress.|
|Rebecca in her Christmas dress.|
Next month, the American Girl doll is Kirsten. I already have a few ideas in mind........