A Dress and a Blouse ready for Christmas Festivities

Hope it is not too soon to talk about Christmas! I usually start Christmas preparations only in December as it feels funny starting them before, but the truth is I always find I’m late getting everything ready. There is nothing like having a commitment to start making things on a timely fashion! 😉

A while ago I made, each of my girls, a Juliette dress, a pattern by Sewpony and Kneesocks & Goldilocks (IG) and I absolutely love the style. Simple lines, but so girly, that of course, became a favourite and had to be included in their winter wardrobe.

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This time I made one dress for M and one blouse for F, both in size 7, although I think I will have to make another one for F soon. She is growing way too fast!

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Despite the pattern offering different options, I liked the previous ones so much that I’ve chosen, once again, ¾ sleeves and ruffle neckline.

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The only difference, although not visible, is that this time I made a very small change to the ruffle. In the pattern instructions, the ruffle is attached to the back, but because the blouse and dress are going to be used with a cardigan, I didn’t want the ruffle to stay under it, but instead standing out. Not much of a difference.

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I recently got a new foot for my sewing machine. There is nothing like having the right tools for the job! I got a rolled hem foot and I don’t waste a chance for using it. So, I hemmed the ruffle using the rolled hem foot instead of following the instructions (nothing wrong with them, just personal preference 😉). The hems in my ruffles are becoming much neater now. 😊

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The fabric used for both, dress and blouse, is the Liberty Tana Lawn Wiltshire, just in different colours. I really like this print and how they match. I got the fabric from Alice Caroline, who has a big variety of prints, making the task of choosing a difficult one.

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Have you started your Christmas sewing? I have to admit I was never so ahead of time!

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