Finding Christmas outfits for my girls continues.
Having several yards of brand new, adorable, FREE fabric was so much fun to play with, but reality has set back in and we’re in full Rock-What-Ya-Got mode again. And since I’ve been doing a lot of sewing, I was hoping to find some existing outfits to just tweak a bit for the holidays.
Guess what I had to work with?
Hand-me-down EASTER dresses.
Welcome to Pastel City. Population: 2
But if the picked-over isles at Walmart can teach us anything, it’s that every color is a Christmas color.
And that means with a little work, every solid colored dress can pull double duty as a Christmas special.
Even those pastel numbers?
Especially those pastel numbers. See?
And all I had to work with was ric-rac and a bunch of old poinsettia blooms. But it was enough. Those of you with more stash stuff and Christmas decorations could really go nuts.
I started on Kid #3’s pink dress and twisted some red and white ric-rac together to make my own Candy Cane trim.
You can twist any colors together to make lots of fun looks. Make sure your iron it really well after you twist it together to help it lay flat.
And I went the total cheaters route and simply hot glued my candy cane ric-rac right along the bottom hem. If you wanted a temporary fix, just stitch in place with clear thread.
To dress up the collar I removed the bow and glued my trim over the existing pink stuff, then pinned on a single poinsettia using a few safety pins.
Five minutes later I had a completely different look.
Done and done.
Kid #6’s dress was even easier to dress up … as in I spent three minutes on hers instead of five.
The worn out bow came off with a quick snip …
… and the flower I pulled off the fake poinsettia plant got safety pinned in place.
Add some sparkle shoes, another bloom for the hair and an already-in-the-closet sweater and voila!
Baby Girl just decked the halls.
So take a look in your girls’ closet.
And pull out those boxed-up spring and summer clothes.
Go dig through your ornaments, ribbons and bows.
Bet you have the makings of a little Christmas outfit magic, too.
Happy Easter Merry Christmas!
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