Again, with the force-feeding of pics! haha...although Charlotte's cheekies sure are scrumptious so I'm sure you won't mind.
Presenting: Charlotte's Christmas dress
I used the same material as Sadie's. (obviously) In the end I couldn't find another fabric I liked as much as the green, so they both got it! It was close call with the fabric, I ordered 1.5 yards and had tiny scraps left, but I made it work! Luckily...there wasn't enough time to order any more. Thank goodness for muslin linings.
Although Sadie kept asking for a yellow dress. I had to explain yellow wasn't really Christmasy. I'm not sure her two year old mind got that, but hey, it's ok! She forgot about the yellow 10 seconds later.
I patterned her dress after a similar (store bought) dress already in her closet-it's a very simple style. I also added the bands of coordinating fabric around the bottom, sleeves, and middle. It has an invisible zipper in the back-these are soo much easier than regular zippers to put in! (on clothing at least)
I made her headband with this super simple tutorial. I love it!
She looks good in green too, eh?
Here's a pic so you can see the whole dress. The bow is safety pinned on, that way I can remove it when it goes in the wash. Fabric bows tend to not look so good after a couple times in the wash, I've found. ;)