Time for those wheels to start turning. What will your little gal wear at Christmastime…
…or Thanksgiving dinner, family photos, a holiday dance recital, or to go see The Nutcracker? There are so many “fancy occasions” coming up in the next month to sew for! We talked about the boys last week, and now some inspiration for the little ladies.
The Music Box Jumper is a pattern that you might not immediately think could go “fancy,” but in a plaid dupioni silk or satiny Radiance, it shines! Toss on a cardigan with white tights and Mary Janes, and she’s classically Christmas.
I love the two-fabric idea of this dress: cream on top, gold polka dots on the bottom! You could achieve this look with a few of our patterns: the Bubble Dress, a collarless Fairy Tale Dress, even a color blocked Roller Skate Dress! Dear Stella’s new Confetti Sparkle line is a nice choice for the skirt.
If you prefer to go a bit more casual, check out this option – a twirly skirt and peter pan blouse with a cozy cardigan! A Swingset Skirt with a Music Class Blouse is a great combo that’ll get a lot of use after the holidays too. Perhaps in a Nani Iro Double Gauze?
Plaid is so “in” and so “holiday” too. The drop-waisted number on the left reminds me of an Apple Picking Dress without the button placket, and the one on the right looks like a Book Report Dress without sleeves. Love the idea to put the plaid on the bias for the pocket.
There have been so many beautiful examples in the flickr group, I feel that this post would be incomplete without a little roundup of actual Oliver + S sewing.
And here – three different patterns, three different options for holiday sewing – these all have some customizations, so click through to the links above to go to the creator’s post. On the far left, a Playtime Dress elevated with plaid and bodice trim. In the center, a lovely gray Fairy Tale Dress! And on the right, a Bubble Dress with added piping and circle skirt for ever-important twirl factor.
Got any suggestions to add or are you so on the ball that you’ve already made your special holiday dresses? Please link to them in the comments!