Well anyway, Miss C was able to try on Christmas outfits I've made for her thus far and had a photo shoot. She is a perfectly wonderful co-operative model.
Here's how it went........
First up is the Fairytale Dress (Oliver + S). Size 5.
I smocked the front panel using a simple 2 step wave stitch on 16 rows using DMC 989. The bodice is lined but not the skirt.
Therefore I made a crinoline using tulle and cotton but Miss C and her mom didn't like how the dress "stuck out". So no crinoline for this dress.
For the back I made a sash but because I didn't have enough fabric, the sash isn't as wide as I would have liked it. Just the same, it works just fine.
Regardless how warm the inside of one's home is during the winter months here in the Great White North, I still felt this short sleeved dress needed a sweater. So I made this bolero style sweater using an off white knit.
I used the Field Trip (Oliver + S) raglan sleeve t-shirt pattern and cut the front piece into a bolero style.
Using my new handy dandy coverstitch machine I put on the bias trim. Easy!
Miss C loves her new dress and sweater and I'm happy how it looks on her.
I used two different snowflake buttons on the tabs (because no 2 snowflakes are the same) that can be taken off and changed to another style of button at a later date.
Lots of buttons up the back.
Lastly, I had a wee scrap of red corduroy and made a little skirt. I found some iron-on snowflake shapes to put around the hem.
And here's our model taking a bow. She was, and always is, co-operative when taking photos. It's just finding the time to drive down to the city when she's available that's difficult.
I also made some kelly green corduroy Sand Box Pants (Oliver + S) for Mr. A, but he was napping.
So photos for that will have to wait for the next trip down to the Big Smoke.