I love getting a head start on Christmas sewing!!! I was told that there is a Disney trip planned for Jan. 2019 and that the kids could use some special clothes for the trip. While I’m sure that the intent was for 1 or 2 outfits, I have had so many different ideas in my head that who knows how many they will end up with! LOL!
My first thoughts took me to the “Vida” dress by Farbenmix. It continues to be a favorite of mine because of the fun in designing the dress with different fabrics and trims. I definitely have to think outside the box for me. My box tends to be classic, heirloom and smocking. This dress is none of the above! That said, I still have LOVED every Vida dress that I’ve made. The newest one is a Minnie Mouse dress, complete with a monogram.
Before starting the dress, I had to wash all the fabrics. That slowed me down only for one day! Then I got started on the dress the following day and had it finished by the end of the day. I love it!
Since it is a brother/sister going to Disney, little brother needed something as well. I chose a more masculine monogram for him and I think he will love it. I purchased shorts to go with it, but my mannequin is too small for his size and the shorts fall off. LOL! Suffice it to say that he will not be without some cute shorts to wear with his shirt.
I spent countless hours on the computer looking through my thousands of embroidery designs. Unfortunately, after looking for all the perfect appliqué designs for both outfits as well as the other outfits in the works, I can only recall that the fonts came from Kabo Designs on Etsy. However, when I went to search for a link to share the fonts, I discovered that they are no longer selling embroidery fonts, but have changed to die cut outs. So sad – the fonts stitched out beautifully. I’m glad that I have so many to choose from.
Next up in the sewing room is another t-shirt for Liam. I have Livvy’s princess carriage outfit finished and have selected his appliqué design. I just need to stitch it out.
I am having such fun with this sewing. I’m definitely going to make all the little girls a Vida dress for a Christmas gift. I had forgotten how much fun it was to sew this dress!
Moving forward…..hope to get more things done! I hope everyone else is enjoying some fun summer stitching! Remember, Christmas isn’t that far off! LOL!