The Holidays have started and, chances are, you have somewhere to go all dressed up. I have some smashing looks that you can make right at home. Your little one will look like a million bucks but that’s not how much it will cost you.
Make this Look: Kids Holiday Style.
Take a look at this amazing Fendi dress. It’s a simple silhouette but what makes it stand out is the lovely metallic fabric.
You can make this look with the Nora Dress by Welcome to the Mouse House. Sew it up with the collar and long sleeves. There are a lot of lovely metallics to choose from this year, but my favorite is Andover’s new metallic chambray. It has just enough shimmer to make it look fancy but not look like Liberace. Michael Miller’s glitz line would be fun too. I like the pink dot.
- Nora Dress
- Andover Metallic Chambray
- Michael Miller Glitz
This beautiful dress by Strass is made amazing by the color combination and the details. Again, it’s a simple silhouette. icandy-handmade has a tutorial for a dress very similar to this one. To give it the soft look of the original, use a chiffon. Pink polkadot is timeless, but if you want something a bit younger, the metallic hearts would be perfect. Use a blue or other contrasting piping to really make those details pop.
Oscar de La Renta is always beautiful and always unaffordable. This is another simple dress made amazing by fabric choice. The geometric print is a nice juxtaposition to such a classic dress. Paired with a velveteen collar, it’s perfect for any special occasion. Oliver + S has the perfect pattern for this classic dress. Instead of gathering the skirt, simply pleat it to get the same look. Don’t forget a big bow and matching tights to complete the look.
Looking for something a bit more casual? This outfit by Bonton is casual but still put together. A pretty blouse in floral and a feminine skirt paired with a blazer is just the thing for less dressy occasions. I love the mixing of patterns for this outfit. The pairing of the more masculine blazer with the feminine floral and ruffle is really lovely.
Blank Slate Patterns has a wonderful basic blazer that would work perfectly for this outfit. Just about any jacketing will work. I loved the tones and print on the beige wool jacketing from Fashion Fabrics Club.
The pretty vintage inspired blouse is a perfect match for Amelie Clothing’s ruffle blouse. Kaufman has a beautiful lawn collection but the small green floral was perfect for this look. The lawn will allow the collar a nice drape that would be lost with a quilting cotton.
Just about any skirt would work for this look, but I really liked the structured waistband on the tutorial from Simple Simon and Co. Keeping with the mixed print look of the original pattern, I chose a start print in a complimentary color. Bonus metallic stars!
- Boy’s Blazer
- Ruffle Collar Blouse
- Vintagely Modern Skirt
- Kaufman, London Calling Lawn 4
- Biege Wool Jacketing
- Art Gallery, Wild and Free, Midnight Roof Metallic
Still not casual enough for you? Layers and shorts are a great way to go casual for the winter. Take a look at this outfit by Sfera. By keeping the colors neutral, you can showcase any pair of fun tights you already have.
Willow and Co’s Clover shorts are perfect for this look. The cuffs at the bottom add some visual weight to the bottom to help balance out the top. It will also help keep the shorts from sticking to the shorts. Made in a stretch twill, they’ll be warm enough for the winter.
Oliver + S comes to the party again with their amazing and incredibly versatile cape. I love it in a cozy flannel. Make sure to line it with a proper lining fabric. Any poly lining will do.
You could make any long sleeved top you already have a pattern for. I like the pleated cuffs on the outfit pictured, so I chose Shwin and Shwin’s Sweet Bonnie Top because it has a fuller sleeve. Instead of gathering the sleeve into the cuff, pleat it for the same look as the Sfera outfit. Again, I chose a fun metallic print to glam up the look.
- Forest Path Cape
- Sweet Bonnie Top
- Clover Shorts
- Kaufman Shetland Flannel, Herringbone Grey
- Kaufman Spot On, Small Spots in Metallic Blance
- Stretch twill in grey
I’m so excited for the holidays. I’m off to sew up look 3!
What are you sewing for the holidays?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…