Gorgeous Gracie ....
will be spending her first Christmas in Ireland with her Daddy's family, so I thought I would make her something appropriate to wear - and what better than an emerald green Christmas frock.
I used the Spencer dress pattern from Minikrea which I got on a recent visit to Raystitch. The link is for the older girls' pattern, but mine is for 6months to three years.
Sometimes I cut patterns and sometimes I trace, and as I thought I might make more of these as she gets older, I traced the smallest size. I managed to squeeze it out of half of metre of a cotton linen mix and some 'Owl' christmas fabric for the lining.
Sorry about the creasing and the tacking - I wanted to get it photographed before the light went, but I have hemmed it now.
I wanted it to be reversible, so instead of buttonholes on the shoulders, I used a press stud, and then sewed on buttons 'for decoration only' - red shiny hearts on the blue owl fabric, and self-covered buttons in the owl fabric on the green.
Being two layers, it should be fairly warm, and I'm going to get her a T shirt to wear underneath - maybe blue and white stripes?
Anyway, hopefully she'll like it, she's a very happy girl
Well, all except when she's forced to watch football with Uncle Rob!
Look at that grumpy face! I don't think she likes football.
Blue and Green - Van Morrison (talking of grumpy faces!)