Little girl Christmas dress: the purple version
I give my niece a handmade Christmas dress every year.
She was about to turn 6. She might be done, next year, with giant spinning dresses. Her mother and I seized the moment, picked a giant spinning pattern.
It was a long time coming together. My mother helped me pick the fabric during a fall visit here.
Underlined the taffeta from the stash.
Added the back zipper I swear matched up originally.
Handstitched the lining into the bodice so the stitches wouldn’t show.
Added little tulle flowers made from the silver underskirt on pins so she could move them around.
Packed the whole thing with a little sweater and gloves, each marked 1-2-3.