I’m so excited about Natalie’s holiday dress this year!
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.
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.
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 I originally made it as a test scarf for another one I was going to make for this outfit, but the gray ended up working out perfectly!
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!
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!