I thought I would share with you one of my favorite Christmas traditions — new dresses! I grew up in a comfortable though not affluent home, but as long as I could remember, I always got a new dress for Christmas every year! I carried on with that tradition for myself after I left home to come to the States. I would buy myself a new dress for Christmas every year.
I have since passed on that tradition to baby as well. You have seen the Gingerbear Smocked Jumper I made as a Christmas play dress for her. Here is the Peppermint Smocked Bishop that I made for baby as the Christmas dress:
This was an earlier picture when the smocking was still in progress:
The fabric is Swiss White Dimity — it was definitely a dream to smock on. I just love the white ribs on the fabric:
The smocking plate is out of the 61st issue of Creative Needle. I omitted the green leaves that went on both sides of the flowerettes in the bottom diamonds because I wanted to keep the peppermint color scheme:
Truth be known, my dear Annelle saved the day, AGAIN! She practically did most of the construction for this dress. I was able to finish the dress a few hours before we were to board the plane to spend Christmas out-of-state!
Ol’ Mom here is going to cheat a little. Baby doesn’t know it yet, but this is also going to be her Valentine’s Day outfit. I am looking at a very tight schedule for 6 weeks starting now, which means I won’t have time to make a Valentine’s Day outfit. So, this red/white Christmas dress would have to do! :)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous day. Bye bye Christmas, see you again in a year!