I’m so excited about Natalie’s holiday dress this year!
It’s made from the Five and Ten Designs Volume One, dress e-book. (We are having a Black Friday sale by the way! Scroll to the bottom for details. )
I love the look of the basic dress, so I stuck to the basic and added long sleeves (the dress book comes with a bonus sleeve pattern). I also wanted to keep the design simple since the print is so bold. The only change I made, was to add more volume to the skirt, because I’m a sucker for twirly dresses and I had enough extra fabric.
To add a little color to her ensemble, I made her a shawl cardigan in red. It’s Look Two in the Five and Ten Designs Volume Two, jacket e-book, designed by the lovely Jessica Christian.
My favorite thing about the shawl cardigan is how it looks almost blazer like, but drapes like a cardigan.
It’s completely lined, so it’s warm and cozy. It’s really a great piece that can work well through Fall, Winter, and Spring.
I made both the dress and cardigan on the larger side, so she can get a lot of wear out of them. I am hopeful they will last through until Spring! If she keeps growing the way she has though….I bet the skirt will be too short by Valentine’s Day.
But I don’t mind…it just means I can design another dress for her! Having a girl is too. much. fun.
This picture always gets me…I caught her pulling a fancy pose. 😉
Her cute little bows are made from red felt using the O+S free bow pattern.
Her scarf is from a free pattern I shared HERE. I originally made it as a test scarf for another one I was going to make for this outfit, but the gray ended up working out perfectly!
As for her belt…it’s the proto-type of an upcoming DIY that I am so excited to share with you. It won’t be ready for a couple weeks, but it will be worth the wait. Pinky promise.
I do have great news for this weekend though!
Because it’s a holiday weekend…Happy Thanksgiving to all you Yanks!… we are having a Black Friday sale!
Get 30% off either e-book in the shop! Just use the promo code: THANKYOU at check out, from now until December 1st!
Go HERE to get more details and to buy the books.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Sources: Black and white flannel is from Jo-Ann // Red knit is from my stash (a.k.a. I’ve been hoarding it so long, I don’t remember where it’s from ;)) // Sneakers are hand me downs from her brother and were second hand // Black mary janes are from Payless Shoes Source // Dreyss and cardigan are made using both Five and Ten Design e-books which give you one pattern and 10 ways to sew it up!
I love it!! I have some black and white gingham that is now destined to be a baby girl dress! It’s summer here so it’ll have to do. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Ooh an gingham version will be so cute! Thanks Erin!
Frances Suzanne says
Ooooh, that holiday dress is just lovely!!! Not the ‘standard, typical Christmas attire’ that one sees everywhere, making it extra special :).
Gorgeous dress!!! Your model is beautiful! ^^
Thank you Kate!
Well this is just too cute! If I wasn’t already knee deep in holiday sewing I would scrap my plans and go with big check plaid. I love the whole look and I can’t wait for the belt tutorial since I really love that belt!
Thanks Shauna! I am excited about the belt too. Soon, soon. 🙂
Where did you find that plaid? I love everything about this little outfit 🙂
Jo-Ann! It’s plaid flannel. Thanks Katy!
That dress is adorable all by itself, but with all the accessories…. I love it! The outfit is perfectly girly and wintry, and a little bit vintage-y too. =)
I love it! I love everything about this post:). SO SO cute!
Thank you Christie! 🙂
i love this dress, Delia!! black and white on little gals is so chic. i made C some pants out of a different colorway of that JoAnn yarn dyed flannel – it’s amazing! hasn’t pilled on me at all yet despite multiple washes. probably should get more…it’s high quality stuff!
This is sooo cute! I’ve been wanting to make my first day dress in flannel too. Fun!
I love that pic of her twirling.
And that green wall!
🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks Dana! A first day dress is flannel would be so fun!