More Vida Dresses for Christmas!

I’ve been lazy about taking pictures lately.  These dresses were completed a few weeks ago when I was supposed to be enjoying a sewing retreat at the beach.  Well, I’ve finally added the appliqués to the dress, so thought that they deserved some decent pictures.

I’m pretty sure that the girls will love the dresses since they are bright colors.  I’m thrilled that I had the co-ordinating prints for the dresses!  These are the Vida dress pattern from Farbenmix.  Unfortunately, the pattern is out of print.  However, I’ve managed to snag an extra copy on the second hand market and I’ve decided that I’ll do a drawing for it!  Anyone that comments on my blog will be entered in the drawing for the pattern.  I will choose from the names on Monday, October 15th at 9am EST.  So, if this is a pattern that you’ve bee searching for, please leave a comment!

I wish I could remember whose embroidery file I used for the flower, but alas, it was weeks ago and has left my memory.  I’m sure that it would be easy to find something similar online. The monogram font is from Embroitique.

One of the things I enjoy the most about making these Vida dresses is choosing the fabrics and trims that I want to use.  These colors were a challenge!  I did manage to find some soutache in good colors for this dress, so I wove 3 different colors together to create a braid.

For the pink dress, I actually had some of the trims that were designed to go with the fabric, so they match perfectly!  I’m happy about that.

Now, if I can finish up a few more things and get them photographed, I’ll be able to post more ideas!

These are Christmas gifts for 2 of the granddaughters.  I hope you’re getting some of your Christmas sewing finished!!!


17 thoughts on “More Vida Dresses for Christmas!

  1. Lauren Lyles

    I just love how your mind works! You have an incredible gift for finding such wonderful fabrics and then coaxing them into companionable couture in the outfits you create. Job well done! (And my guess is this is as much play and fun as it is work!)

  2. Stephanie Steppe

    These are wonderful, Kathy. You have the ability to look at a pattern, think about colors, then put together a design with style and just the right “pop”!
    I love your creations and would love this pattern.

  3. Hettie Lynn

    I love these, Kathy! I have a Vida pattern already, just needed the inspiration to make some of these adorable dresses. You always have the best combinations and trim ideas.

  4. Leslye usner

    Kathy, I have tried to find this pattern. I love the way you do such s great job combining the fabrics. I hope I win!!!!

  5. Julie OSullivan

    Kathy your dresses are exquisite as always! I’m sure your little girls will love them! I’d love to get this pattern to make for my little granddaughters ( after having 3 sons and then 3 grandsons, it is wonderful to be sewing for 2 little girls)

  6. Shirley

    Kathy, the dresses are adorable. You always have such great ideas when you create these fun little dresses for your granddaughters. You have such a talent for putting together fabrics and trims with wonderful embroidery designs. The combinations of fabrics and trims for this dress are endless and it looks like a fun dress to create! Would love a chance to win these cute patterns! Thanks for this opportunity and good luck to the recipient!

  7. Denise Wilson

    You always do an amazing job of coordinating the girls’ dresses; they go together, with an individual flare, but aren’t “match-matchy” (I’m sure a must with them:-). These dresses are beautiful. Your creations always inspire and open up the endless possibilities of a pattern, fabrics, trims, and embellishments.
    Thank you for giving us a glimpse of the creative process and a look at the finished product. Always a treat in my “inbox”!

  8. Susan Smith

    Kathy, Thanks for sharing! I think the coordinating colors are so pretty and you see something new every time you look at the dresses!! I think one of my favorite aspects is the braided trim…….so cute! I would love to win this pattern!!

  9. Laura Kisic

    Wow, your grand daughters are so lucky! You make the cutest outfits for them. The only way to be more adorable is if you sewed up matching dolly dresses.


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