Lola’s Pretty in Peplum Plaid Christmas Dress

pretty in peplum pattern 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.

pretty in peplum 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.

pretty in peplum pattern pretty in peplum pattern I made this very last of all the Christmas outfits, which made me really appreciate what a fast sew it is!

pretty in peplum pattern pretty in peplum pattern 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.

pretty in peplum pattern pretty in peplum pattern 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!

pretty in peplum pattern 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?

pretty in peplum pattern pretty in peplum pattern 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!

pretty in peplum pattern Pattern: Pretty in Peplum Dress & Top PDF Pattern

Fabric: cotton spandex knit plaid from Girl Charlee

Hairbow Tutorial: Ruffles & Stuff


  1. Oh your model is so cute, she looks a tad bit cold. you have a very beautiful child and the dress you made is cute to. Thank you for sharing and GOD bless.

  2. You just made our day! This outfit is so cute :) Thanks for linking to us!

  3. What an absolute doll!

  4. Oh my goodness. Your kids melt my heart. They are all so sweet.
    And I am in LOVE with that version of the peplum dress!!! PLAID KNIT??!! Who knew?

  5. What an adorable model you have! I love the plaid and peplum combination.

  6. I love it! She’s adorable.

  7. Hi! I love this dress! Would I be able to sew it with a fabric that’s not a knit?

    • Thanks! The pattern is drafted for knit fabrics, so if you wanted to use a non knit, I’d recommend DEFINITELY making a muslin first, sizing up 1-2 sizes, and you’d also need to add a neckline closure of some kind.

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