Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Dress

My Mother-in-law bought each of my girls their Christmas dresses. She bought the two youngest the American Girl Christmas Dress and dresses for their dolls to match. Unfortunately it seems as if most dresses are a little short this season. So...I get to practice my sewing.
I like my girls dresses to be below their knees for the sake of modesty. A little fabric matched as closely as possible, folded in half and slightly gathered makes a cute little bubble hem that lengthens the dress five inches and will make my eight year old bat her eye lashes a little more.

Hmmm...Turned out nice for a novice novice.
Angle two!
Close up
And then there were two. For two little twirling sparkling Christmas Fairies.

5 comments:

The Quiet Life said...

Great job! I have had the same problem with the length of dresses for my girls also. Good thing I enjoy sewing. ;)

Egghead said...

Kristi they turned out really sweet. They should look like angels indeed.

Sandy said...

I am SO impressed!! That looks like tricky fabric to top it all off (like the fact that I would most likely ruin a brand new -- adorable -- dress if I tried something like that). Good work! -Sandy

Betsy said...

You did a great job altering the dress length. And as for the twirling sparkling Christmas Fairies...all I can say is they get it honestly....I remember a certain girl at that age whose clothes were made of the "finest silks of london" and I will never forget your fur collar, that I think was named Furfie? Can you believe that you were the age of Talia when I moved to Chalmette and met your family? My how time flies.....

I think Aunt Melba will really like those red dress with the bubble hem, I have a picture of her in her red dress with the bubble hem....

Love You All and hope you have a Very Special Christmas....I will miss everyone


Betsy

Tiffany said...

Kristi you did a really fantastic job on those! What a great idea to add the bubble hem. You're a natural. :)