fairytale dresses for Santa photos

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by Janice on 11/28/2012

I love this cotton lawn fabric, part of the Hello Kitty series by Liberty of London. Boy, has it been a while since I have done fussy sewing! Lawn is also not the best fabric for Canadian Winters, but the toy drums and trains in the print, were hard to resist! I ended up knitting a few cardigans to go with it to make sure they don’t freeze.

The girls are thrilled with the results, so I guess it was worth it. I was also reflecting that it may not be too much longer that they let me make fancy holiday dresses, so I’ll take it while I can get it.

The only mod I made was to use the same fabric from the collar and bow to bind the armhole instead of using the main fabric to self face the armhole. This was a bit tricky as the lawn fabric is very lightweight and slippery, but I liked the way it finished out. I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t take the time to match up the back fabrics, so that the pattern appeared more ‘seamless’, however, the girls will never notice! And neither will Santa.
Georgia's Hello Kitty Fairytale Dress

Georgia's back view

Ava's Fairytale Christmas Dress

Ava's Dress Front View

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