Girls Simple Christmas Dress Sewing Project
Once again I had some fabric from the clearance bin that I needed to decide what to make from it. I knew from the beginning I would use this fabric to make something for my daughter. At the time she didn't have a Christmas dress yet, so I chose to make her a dress from this fabric.
I FOUGHT with this fabric. lol It really frustrated me and I went through about three or four needles which broke in the process of sewing this. The sequined part needed a different tension than the mesh fabric in between and no matter what adjustments I made or how fast or slow of a pace I went, the thread got jammed and needles broke. Thankfully I pushed through I finished the dress. :-)
I started out by cutting this "C" like shapes out of the fabric.
I then cut out some smaller ones to be the top layer of the skirt.
For the top of the dress I just used a black turtleneck shirt.
I cut out a Christmas tree to be sewn on the front of the shirt.
I then hemmed around the outer edges of all four of the "C" shape pieces for the skirt.
Then I sewed the "C" shapes together to form a complete circle. After those pieces were sewn together I sewed a red sequin ribbon around the bottom of each layer of the skirt.
So far so good....
Then I pinned and sewed both layers of the skirt to the shirt.
After that it was fairly simple. I sewed the Christmas tree on the front of the shirt and hand stitched red sequins on the tree for bulbs. Then I hand stitched red sequin ribbon around the waistline and wristbands.
I made her a matching headband from some of the extra sequin ribbon. She couldn't wait to try it on!
This was her Christmas picture in front of our tree wearing her dress. :-) I was so happy with how it turned out. God blessed us with such a lovely daughter.