Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Carol Dresses!

I love making my daughters handmade things.
This year our family received tickets to the Christmas Carol and I wanted the girls to dress up nice.
Since my youngest is a size 5 and the oldest is a size 8 it is hard to find dresses that match, luckily I can create them!
I found in my stash two yards of this red and green, plaid, taffeta. I bought the black at Joann’s in the dress apparel section for $15, so these dresses were $7.50 a piece!
I used the Precious Dresses Pattern from Carla C., the Scientific Seamstress.
My favorite feature of this pattern is the buttons in the back. This is a pictures of the back of the bodice.
The buttons are enclosed! There is a little flap over the buttons, so no one sees them.
The bodice takes the most time in this project to make. However after making one you do get faster.
I love the pattern directions by Carla. She explains every step in so much detail. The pattern itself is 164 pages.
We can’t wait to see the Christmas Carol!


Pam said...

Absolutely gorgeous dresses!!! Thanks for the link to the pattern.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

adorable!!!! the covered button placket is a fav feature of mine too in this pattern!