charlotte’s christmas dress

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. ;)

Soooo….Christmas dresses? CHeck!

Comments

  1. Love it! Very impressed with the dresses :)

  2. So cute!!! I love it!

  3. sooooooooooooo cute (both ;) )!

  4. Oh, they are both so precious! I hope I can find a hot second to make my lil’ bit a Christmas Dress!!

    Props on the pattern making, too! They look fantastic!

    :D

  5. You really did a great job on both of these!!
    And her cheeks are scrumptious! (my first thought was “I wonder if she’ll think I’m weird if I ask her if I can pinch them” lol).

  6. Oh my gosh! They are both so adorable!!

  7. SOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUTTTE!! The dresses are adoreable and your girls are so A-DORE-A-BLE! So want to pinch those cheeks.

  8. Sooo cute! My brain was squealing nonsense about her cheeks and then I read that line about them and it was like, well exactly.
    I love both the girls’ Christmas dresses, you did a great job! I love that they’re Christmassy but not so much that you can’t wear them year-round!

  9. So sweet, now I want to have another little girl so I can dress her! I don’t think my son would go for a dress… hmmmm… j/k… sort of…

  10. Look at those lil toes all curled up! She looks so happy!
    I LOVE this dress, can you make me one? Ok, well after the baby is born because I’m the size of a house right now.
    How fun! You did a great job :)

  11. The dresses are beautiful!!! I love them both, you did an amazing job, but even more, I LOVE that Charlotte! These are really great photo’s of her, LOOOOVE that chubby dimple face!!!

  12. Both of their dresses are SO freakin’ cute!!! I love them!! Once again…I’m jealous! :)

  13. Both of their dresses are SO freakin’ cute!!! I love them!! Once again…I’m jealous! :)

  14. Both of their dresses are SO freakin’ cute!!! I love them!! Once again…I’m jealous! :)

  15. Both of their dresses are SO freakin’ cute!!! I love them!! Once again…I’m jealous! :)

  16. Both of their dresses are SO freakin’ cute!!! I love them!! Once again…I’m jealous! :)

  17. Both of their dresses are SO freakin’ cute!!! I love them!! Once again…I’m jealous! :)

  18. Both of their dresses are SO freakin’ cute!!! I love them!! Once again…I’m jealous! :)

  19. Both of their dresses are SO freakin’ cute!!! I love them!! Once again…I’m jealous! :)

  20. Both of their dresses are SO freakin’ cute!!! I love them!! Once again…I’m jealous! :)

  21. That is the CUTEST baby not to mention about the dress!

  22. She looks like a baby doll!

  23. love it — you did a great job!

    Amanda

  24. Very Cute. I can’t get over how much I love this fabric. Where do you order your fabric from?

  25. The dresses are completely amazing!! And your own pattern making once again! You are awesome! Not only do you make beautiful dresses but beautiful little girlies too!

  26. Too cute! The dress is just darling!

  27. Beautiful!! the dress is too :) Great work…adorable baby girl :)

  28. Oooooh Myyyyyyyy! Love that girls cheeks, and eyes and smile, oh and the dress too.

  29. That dress is gorgeous! And the headband is prefection (wink!) Glad you liked my tutorial and put it to good use!

    And yes, those little cheeks are divine!

  30. Oh, that I sewed that well when my girls were little! You do such a wonderful job. Charlotte is scrumptious.

  31. Muito lindo… PARABENS, pelo talento e pela filhinha linda!
    beijinhos
    Adri (Brasil)

  32. I LOVE THAT DRESS!!!! And the baby is quite adorable too. I really think my princess would look adorable in such a pretty dress. Gonna share how you made that so I can make one too? Please!

  33. she is simply gorgeous – a total doll baby.

  34. Your girls are beautiful and so are their dresses!!! The dresses are gorgeous on their own, but on those cute girls…. Well, there just aren’t words to describe how great they look!!!

  35. So adorable! I could eat your baby. :) Great tip with the bow. :)

  36. Adorable… both the baby and the dress!

  37. Both dresses turned out great!

  38. So beautiful! And the dress is great too ;)

  39. She is ADORABLE! And so is that dress! I love those colors! :)

  40. Oh. My. Goodness. Beautiful!!! (and the dress is adorable too) ;)

  41. She looks beautiful in green. Oh my! That sweet baby drool in the first picture and that faint, dainty dimple in the second. I just want to squeeze her. What a cutie… and cute dress.

  42. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: your girls are so cute! That dimple: it kills me! Great dress too! Great idea to make the bow unattached and attach it with a safety pin!

  43. It’s gorgeous! Best part of having little girls is all the cute things you can make them. x

  44. OH my soul!!!!! Could her little cheekies be any cuter!!! Oh yea the dresses are GORGEOUS TOO!!!

  45. MY GOODNESS! I am drooling over her little dimple and adorable cheeks. She looks amazing in green!

  46. What an adorable little girl and I love her new dress!

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  47. a few things:
    1- LOVE the dresses… the bows are fantastic. and thanks for the tip about pinning fabric bows on, that’s a great idea!
    2- your girls look fabulous in green.
    3- piper jane is wearing the blue long sleeved onesie from a few posts ago today. haha! too funny.

  48. a few things:
    1- LOVE the dresses… the bows are fantastic. and thanks for the tip about pinning fabric bows on, that’s a great idea!
    2- your girls look fabulous in green.
    3- piper jane is wearing the blue long sleeved onesie from a few posts ago today. haha! too funny.

  49. a few things:
    1- LOVE the dresses… the bows are fantastic. and thanks for the tip about pinning fabric bows on, that’s a great idea!
    2- your girls look fabulous in green.
    3- piper jane is wearing the blue long sleeved onesie from a few posts ago today. haha! too funny.

  50. a few things:
    1- LOVE the dresses… the bows are fantastic. and thanks for the tip about pinning fabric bows on, that’s a great idea!
    2- your girls look fabulous in green.
    3- piper jane is wearing the blue long sleeved onesie from a few posts ago today. haha! too funny.

  51. a few things:
    1- LOVE the dresses… the bows are fantastic. and thanks for the tip about pinning fabric bows on, that’s a great idea!
    2- your girls look fabulous in green.
    3- piper jane is wearing the blue long sleeved onesie from a few posts ago today. haha! too funny.

  52. a few things:
    1- LOVE the dresses… the bows are fantastic. and thanks for the tip about pinning fabric bows on, that’s a great idea!
    2- your girls look fabulous in green.
    3- piper jane is wearing the blue long sleeved onesie from a few posts ago today. haha! too funny.

  53. a few things:
    1- LOVE the dresses… the bows are fantastic. and thanks for the tip about pinning fabric bows on, that’s a great idea!
    2- your girls look fabulous in green.
    3- piper jane is wearing the blue long sleeved onesie from a few posts ago today. haha! too funny.

  54. a few things:
    1- LOVE the dresses… the bows are fantastic. and thanks for the tip about pinning fabric bows on, that’s a great idea!
    2- your girls look fabulous in green.
    3- piper jane is wearing the blue long sleeved onesie from a few posts ago today. haha! too funny.

  55. a few things:
    1- LOVE the dresses… the bows are fantastic. and thanks for the tip about pinning fabric bows on, that’s a great idea!
    2- your girls look fabulous in green.
    3- piper jane is wearing the blue long sleeved onesie from a few posts ago today. haha! too funny.

  56. a-DOR-able!

  57. Sadie and Charlotte both look lovely in their dresses, they are so well made and I really love your choice of fabrics.

  58. I’m not the only one to study how baby dresses are put together to copy!

    Both dresses are adorable (along with both girls). Now I want to make a Christmas dress – but no time!

    Thanks for not thinking my last comment was too weird (or not letting on if you did).

  59. Stinkin’ adorable…girlies first and dresses a close second!!! You did a great job! Merry Christmas!!

  60. What a little dolly! This dress is beautiful. :)

  61. What an adorable dress, Jess! Charlotte is such a cutie. Sadly, I didn’t get to make my girls’ dresses this year, but I did buy them matching dresses.

  62. Scrumptious cheeks, indeed. I had no such ambitions this year – motivation on kiddie clothes has been rather low lately – but yours are deliciously darling (the babies AND the dresses!)

  63. oh my i love those cheeks!

  64. !! I think I yelped out loud! Oh my, the cuteness is too much. That fabric! Those cheeks! Those puffed sleeves! Those peekaboo toes! Great Job… And this was patternless? Please explain. (Maybe an itty-bitty tute after Christmas?)

  65. Absolutely ADORABLE!

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  67. Will you please add this to my new EmilieHandmade Flickr Group?

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/emiliehandmade/

  68. Awesome job! You are so creative and what a darling little girl you have! We need to come see you guys again sometime!

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