Saturday, October 11, 2008

holiday clothes already!

Kate obliged me this morning by trying on a holiday vest I'm making for her- Ana will end up with a matching one as well. I'm using the vest from Burda 9677, which is the pattern with the pleated butterfly dress that I made Kate.

The material is a green velvet, quilted with a floral pattern to batting. I found barely a yard of it at Mood last month, and bought the whole remnant. Definitely more than enough for warm little vests to wear over their holiday dresses.

Kate's vest is lined in an ivory cotton with some embroidered braid inside (I'll show the inside once it's done). Here it is on her, unhemmed:

I borrowed a trick that Summerset shared a long time ago.. I kept a small scrap of the velvet and used it underneath the vest when I had to press the seams. It helped preserve the pile of the velvet and keep it from crushing under the iron.

And here is that butterfly dress from the dress pattern in 9677:



Christine said...

Hello - I just found your blog through sewing pattern review. I love the dress and vest. The sweatshirt is great too.

wendy said...

Aw, thank you. :-)