I am so excited to be a part of the Merry Modkid Blog tour this year, especially because I love sewing Christmas outfits for Brenna. It is so much fun creating something for all our family traditions--a special dress for Christmas day, an over the top dress for our annual trip to The Nutcracker, a pair of cozy pj's for Christmas Eve and much more.
This year we are starting a NEW tradition. We are hosting a Cookie Exchange Party, and of course such an occasion needs a new dress! I started searching through the fabulous patterns by Modkid, and when I saw the Harper Dress I knew this would be perfect for the party. The dress is reminiscent of an apron, so I was already imagining Brenna dancing around the kitchen helping me make something yummy. Need this pattern? The coupon code MERRYMODKID25 gets 25% off your entire order in the Modkid Etsy store, valid Monday 11/30 through Friday 12/04 at midnight EST. Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/modkid (You can also click the picture for the direct link to this pattern)
To get started, I pulled out all my Christmas fabrics.
I envisioned something cheery and bright, and I wanted to use several different fabrics to resemble an apron made with scraps. The first fabric that caught my eye was Poinsettia in Cream from Heather Bailey's Ginger Snap collection, which I planned to use for the bodice. I selected another bold print from the same line, Garland in Red, for the pocket accents. To balance it out I needed two more coordinating prints. I selected Snapdaisy in red from the same collection for the waistband, straps, and hem band. Finally, I chose Patty Young's Tea on the Terrace for the skirt and binding.
The pattern went together so easily. The only modification I made was to add some lace and buttons to the pockets. I love these pockets, such a cute detail and perfect for hiding some sweet treats!