Christmas Dresses and Skirt 2016

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

I don't often make my daughter's matching outfits, and I never thought I would make all three of us coordination outfits. I'm so glad I did!!

Christmas Eve was, and likely is, the only occasion we wore these all together. I know in a few short years my daughters wouldn't be caught dead matching their mother, and I tend to agree. But, at this age, it was a highlight. 

It all started with Tami's Thea dress in this very fabric from Hobby Lobby. I knew we needed it for our Christmas dresses! 

First, I made Tandy's dress using the Modkid Aubrey pattern. I knew I wanted to use some of the fabric on the bias, and the Aubrey pattern provided the perfect backdrop. I omitted the hidden kangaroo pocket for simplicity.

I grabbed the Blaverry Thea dress during the going-out-of-business sale for Avery's dress. Not only was the fabric inspired by Tami of Sew Sophie Lynn, but I duplicated her whole dress. I must say the sizing on the Thea dress was a bit odd for us, and I had to blend between several sizes. It all worked out in the end.

When I realized I had enough fabric left, I figure a skirt for me was in order. Almost exactly one year ago, I bought the red gathered elastic at M&J Trimming during a trip to NYC. I basically used this method for an exposed elastic waist skirt except I stitched the elastic on top of the fabric, so the entire width of the elastic would be exposed. I can count my successful sews for myself on one hand without even using all of my fingers, so maybe simplicity is the key. I don't know, but I'm counting this as a success.

My sister took the amazing photos of the three of us at my parent's ranch. I was doubtful the fog would give us enough light, but it turned out to be such a beautiful backdrop. Too bad I can't perfectly plan photos for foggy days!

Our Christmas break was filled with family, fun, and a little stressful house hunting in Austin. We hope you had a very merry Christmas, and your New Year has started with great hope and anticipation.


  1. This dress trio could not be more adorable!! But, hunting??

    1. Thank you! Yes, we are moving in February to Austin. It is sad and exciting at the same time!

  2. The outfits looks great together :) There is such a small window of opportunity for twinning, so why not! Good luck house hunting :)

  3. Love the dresses! Three beautiful ladies!!
    And HELLO!! You're moving to Austin?!?!?!?!!! Fantastic news!! ;)
    Can't wait to hear details!!

    1. Thank you Shelly!! Yep, Austin here we come. We will be moving mid-February.

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