Sunday, December 9, 2012

Whimsy Christmas Dress

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........


  1. Bravo! Love the flowers on the collar!

  2. Hi, Genniewren sent me over here to see your dress. It is lovely...absolutely, very classic and you added the right touch of fun!!! Kids do love a bit of fun even in their classic clothing, don't they?

    I've not tried the Whimsey sticks yet...perhaps I should have asked Santa.

  3. Adorable!!! Love those whimsey stick roses on the dress - they just make it. Beautiful daughter as well. :)

  4. I knew you'd like those genniewren patterns! They both look great! I love those flowers!

  5. This is so gorgeous. I'm in love! Seriously, I even created a blog so I could post a comment here - I tried to post yesterday without one and found I couldn't! Your daughter is beautiful. Her Christmas dress is absolutely perfect and the doll dress is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your pictures to inspire us all.

    1. Thanks so much! Your comments are so sweet. It has been fun dreaming up matching outfits. I was so happy to find your pattern and save me much time and effort in creating one. Thanks!

  6. Wow! You make me want to purchase those whimsy sticks! The dresses are adorable and your daughter is beautiful!