Oh, Lola Bea. She’s my favorite (along with three others that I have running around my house). To follow suit with our “plaid Christmas,” I made her this plaid peplum Christmas dress using the Pretty in Peplum Dress & Top Pattern.
I had been undecided on what kind of dress I’d make for her until I saw that Girl Charlee came out with a bunch of plaid knits. After that there was no decision to be made! The colors went perfectly with the fabrics I was using for the boys outfits (I shared Weston’s vest here, and Wyatt’s outfit will be shared soon) and Hattie’s dress, so I was thrilled! It’s a cotton spandex knit, which is sooo nice to sew with, and has great stretch recovery.
I made this very last of all the Christmas outfits, which made me really appreciate what a fast sew it is!
The last two years I made Christmas dresses for Lola that were frilly and ruffly (here and here), and while I loved them, it’s was fun to go a different route this year. I love that she can play and run in it and be comfy while still looking dressed up.
As usual, I made her a size 18m in width, and lengthened the pieces to a 2T for height, which gives her plenty of room as she grows taller. She is so tiny around that her and Hattie share leggings, lol. It’s handy, but I often don’t know who’s drawer I should put things in!
I grabbed some felt scraps and made them into a couple of hair bows using Disney’s tutorial once again. Why haven’t I been making bows like this for the last two years?
Whew, one more outfit to show you and that will be a wrap! Stayed tuned for Wyatt’s Christmas outfit, and photos of the kids together in all of their plaid glory!
Hairbow Tutorial: Ruffles & Stuff