Making Stuff: A Holiday Outfit

by This is Carrie on December 13, 2010

I pictured the entire ivory outfit with detachable fur collar in my head before I even looked through my fabric stash.  Then, I found the lace and the piece of (real-I have no idea where it came from-PETA don’t kill me) fur in my “fancy fabric bin” and knew it was meant to be.  Even though my time for sewing has been greatly reduced with new addition to our family, I knew if I could I finish the outfit in time for Princess’s trip to see the Nutcracker with her BFF once I found the perfect ivory sweater to start off with at Target.

With the first fitting, Princess was in love…almost.  She felt the skirt needed to be “pouffier”.  I wasn’t thrilled with the added work, but I am glad she still enjoys a pretty, poufy skirt.

A ruffle of gathered netting added to the lining and the skirt was perfect and finished just in time for it’s Nutcracker debut.



Karissa Ferguson December 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Beautiful Holiday Outfit!

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December 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Carrie, this is so pretty! Great job!

carey December 13, 2010 at 4:46 pm

This is beautiful!

kage December 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm

LOVE! LOVE that it’s real fur.

treva December 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Ummmm…. can you be my mom? That outfit rules and my 31 year old self is completely jealous. Adoption? I could help out with the new baby. Just wanted to throw that out there.

This is Carrie
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A few custom dresses for some new baby babysitting sounds like an awesome deal to me! :)

Matriarchivist December 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm

This creation makes me so incredibly happy to be the mom to a girl. And I have a few years to practice on my beat up old Singer before her first nutcracker cotillion.
Thanks for bringing a smile to my sleepless night!

This is Carrie
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Sewing for girls is pretty darn fun :)

jonita mortensen December 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm

This is just gorgeous. Proud to be your mom and glad you inherited a few of my creative genes and expanded them into such a great talent. Love you.

This is Carrie
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Love you too mom! Thanks for teaching me how to sew!

Shannon December 14, 2010 at 7:02 am

Beautiful, and I think Princess is right the poufy of the skirt is perfect!

Tiff@ThreePeas December 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Oh My! How beautiful! I love the lace.

Sarah December 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm

so delicate and sweet.

AuntPittyPat December 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I found your blog a while back and I love your sewing.. your right your little ivory outfit is perfect for your very pretty Little Princess.. Awe the Nut Cracker.. what a lovely little outfit to wear to such a wonderful fun filled play. I bet your daughter was the prettiest Little Princess there!!!
Awesome skirt and sweater.. thanks for sharing it with us :)

Brittany December 31, 2010 at 10:06 am

Wow, this is gorgeous! She looks like a girl from the 50s. I love the poofy skirt. Is that lace fabric refashioned? I also love your crocheted doily jewelry, ornaments, etc. I’m going to show my sister in law. Oh, and the felted hats. I would be so proud if I crocheted a hat like that, but felting it gives it even more character!

This is Carrie
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The lace was from my stash. I think it was some I had leftover from a freelance job I did years ago.

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