Tonight I finally finished Charlotte’s Thanksgiving dress! This project was inspired by my friend, Cyndi, she made a similar dress (although not Thanksgiving themed) for her daughter, Daisy. Her dress turned out so ADORABLE and got me thinking. Because I decided not to use a pattern or really measure much (just kinda held up a similar outfit Charlotte is fitting into right now, which I thought would make it easier than using a pattern) things were a little more hectic then they really had to be. Anyway it was fun and now that I have it finished, I think I will try to make her more – should be a little easier the second time around! Maybe one for Charlotte’s first birthday?!? This is meant to be worn as a dress over an onesie but if Charlotte continues to be tall and lean she may be able to wear it again next year as a shirt!
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I love dressing my kids up for the holidays! Let’s be real… I love dressing them up all the time! LOL I really wanted Aila to have a nice fall looking dress for Thanksgiving. Logan hasa nice brown polo shirt and brown and green sweater vest so he is all set. I couldn’t find any fall looking dresses at garage sales so I decided to try Goodwill. I got this adorable dress for Aila for $2 and it still had the original price tags on it (originally it was $23.50!).Now all I have to do is make her hair bow to match : )
What started out to be a square-neck smock turned into a dress. Joe thought I should add sleeves. And so I did. And then I added ribbon for ties. And I think it’s wrong. And then I swapped out the zipper for a vintage button and modified it a bit. And it’s all gaping and weird now. And then I made her a matching ponytail holder because, you know, she is three and hates all things in her hair. Including this one. I just wasn’t finished torturing myself. And it all started because of this cute vintage pattern I found while thrifting a year ago.(She did like the dress before I hemmed it, unlike at Halloween. After hemming, I tried to assess the damage and she wouldn’t stop dancing around with it on. Maybe today she will stand still long enough so that I can figure it out.)