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

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  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. 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?

    1. 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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