Has anyone else gone a little overboard sewing for the holidays? I’ve been sewing for the kids like a fiend since the beginning of December. I think I may have gone a little overboard, but boy the sewing was fun and each project helped me get a little better at my sewing. I’m glad I started early though since I had everything done way in advance and could relax a bit before Christmas! Here’s what I used and made:
Finch Sewing Studio fabrics I used (links from their Etsy shop):
Terrain Slate in Blue, Yellow, Coral dots – Tule by Leah Duncan
Native Fringe Celeste in Gray Blue White and Coral – Tule by Leah Duncan
Patterns I Used:
Dress F & X from Girls Style Book by Yoshiko Tsukiori and H.H.
These patterns are so classic and adorable, with easy to follow instructions and sizing was spot on. I love working with japanese patterns since they print multiple patterns per sheet that are super easy to trace off. I made my daughters dress in a size 4 so it would fit a bit longer( she’s growing like a weed) and because the clothes are meant to be a bit wider and often have added belts it would be easy to fit any child’s body shape.
I really love this pattern, so cute and versatile, I made about 8 pairs of these pants in different fabrics for my kids and family friends for the holidays. I sized it up to a 5T for my son and his best friends (brother and sister) and a 3T for my daughter and her best buddy. I love Dana’s easy to follow instructions and step by step directions. Really helpful when your just starting out and LOVE her styling.
Here are some more examples from my holiday sewing this year. Most of the fabrics used here (other than the one’s listed above) are remnants or fabric from my stash. The Star War’s licensed fabric is from Joann’s and was a big hit. I made an another version with the Star Wars fabric from New Look 0918 (with pockets in blue) for my Brother in NYC and have requests for more from family and friends. The white and coral lace dress is a refashion from an old summer dress of mine and a lace top that was falling apart with a coral curtain from World Market that I had lying around as the lining.
Also check out My Holiday Sewing Board on Pinterest! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday, I know I’m enjoying having all the family home for vacation. What did you make this holiday season? I’d love to know!