Like many of you, I made lots of Christmas and other holiday garments for my children. Here are some photos of a few of those outfits. These were from before I discovered Sew Beautiful magazine, before I started writing about sewing, before I started teaching, before I started quilting!
This is the only picture I have of this dress. It’s a cute photo, but doesn’t show the dress very well. The jumper was a light sage green cotton velveteen, with an ivory cotton blouse. The pattern was so sweet! I’m sure it was McCall’s/Simplicity/Butterick/Vogue; I didn’t know of any other patterns at the time.
This dress was also velveteen, this time in sapphire blue, with white lace trim. Synthetic lace, as I had not yet been introduced to lovely French cotton lace. Again, this was a commercial pattern.
Little girls’ dresses were shorter then (I think this was probably 1987), but, you know, their little legs are so cute! 🙂
And, of course, Annie’s favorite part of the dress was the ruffle-butt feature!
Here we are a year or two later. I made the red jackets from a gabardine, maybe a poly/rayon/cotton blend. I know I made Annie’s skirt, too, but I don’t remember if I made David’s pants or if they were purchased. He doesn’t look too sure about being on that horse, does he?!
And going back even farther, here are my sister and I in pretty turquoise velveteen Christmas dresses made by my Mom!