Confetti Sparkle for the Holidays (Part 2)

Last week I shared Yuki’s Confetti Sparkle Hanami Dress and I mentioned I had sewn something for Kaya and myself in Confetti Sparkle fabric too.  Well today I’m back to share Kaya’s holiday dress along with a few more pictures of Yuki’s dress.

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For Kaya, I went with the always adorable Geranium Dress pattern in size 0-3 months.  I used Confetti Sparkle in Cream for the skirt and some leftover shirting from the lining of my wedding dress for the bodice.  I used the same Berry piping around the waistline as Yuki’s dress, but it looks dark brown or maroon in these pictures.

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I’ve sewn this pattern up many times before and it’s always fun and fast.  You’d think an itty bitty dress would be even faster, but since I was only getting about 5-10 minutes of sewing time here and there, it took me forever!  And something about the shirting I used for the bodice, or the small size, or the way I sewed – I dunno!? – but I couldn’t get the bodice to press totally flat.  So the neckline and armholes aren’t crisp.  It totally bugs me when I look at these pictures, but I have to tell myself that really no one is going to care, right!?  Especially when the model is this darn cute!  😛

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Happy baby!

So that’s Kaya’s dress.  She is totally in drool and spit up mode over here, so the best part about this dress is that it doesn’t even show!!

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Kristin at skirt as top made a sorta similar, but waaaay more gorgeous dress in Cream Confetti Sparkle for her daughter!  You should check it out, it’s seriously the perfect holiday dress.

And in case you missed it, here’s Yuki’s dress in Navy Confetti Sparkle . . .

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All the details of the dress can be found here.

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And I am so happy to report that Yuki loves the dress!!

Almost as much as she loves popcorn.

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Yes, she did almost drop the baby trying to sneak some popcorn!!  Haha.  Caught her just in time . . .

Well I hope your holiday preparations are going well.  I’m honestly starting to feel super stressed about all the things I want to get done before next week.  I have a list of things I wanted to sew up as gifts, but I’m afraid that at some point I’m just going to have to let some things go.  How are you doing with your lists?  Feeling ready?

Alright, one more Confetti Sparkle project coming up this week and then I promise to give it a rest for awhile.  Hope your holiday season is filled with your own sparkle! 😉

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Confetti Sparkle for the Holidays (Part 1)

Dear Stella recently came out with a new line of fabric called Confetti Sparkle, cotton in bold colors with metallic gold dots.  When I saw it I swooned!  And when Dear Stella contacted me asking if I wanted some of their gorgeous fabric to sew with, I may have jumped for joy!  Um, yes please!  I chose two of their Confetti Sparkle fabrics, Navy and Cream and immediately started dreaming up the holiday outfits I wanted to make.

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First up is this dress I made for Yuki that I’m sharing today on the Dear Stella blog.  I love that this fabric has automatic glam without having to use a tricky to sew fabric or something that I can’t just throw in the wash.  And with the variety of color choices, you’re not just limited to the upcoming holidays – it can be used for any special occasion, any time of the year!

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So head over to the Dear Stella blog for more pictures and details of this dress and then next week I’ll be sharing the dress I made for Kaya and top that I made for ME!  Confetti Sparkle all the things!

*EDIT: Ooooh, I’m totally in love with this gorgeous Confetti Sparkle Geranium Dress that Kristin at skirt as top made!  Check it out!*

Dear Stella Confetti Sparkle can be purchased at Drygoods Designfabric.com or Hawthorne Fabrics.

Are you making any special holiday wear this year?

Yuki’s Holiday Dress

Ok, ok, so I’m finally posting the last of my holiday projects.  Am I the only one still talking about Christmas?  Yes, I’m quite sure most people are already talking about Valentine’s Day projects.  Oops, I’m quite behind.

Anyways, I wanted to make Yuki a new dress for Christmas and New Years, and we had recently seen one in a boutique that Hideko really liked.  So based on that, I made this dress.

Only problem is that it was TOO BIG.  Yuki wore it anyways, but I didn’t get any pictures of her in it and it didn’t look very good on her anyways.  But hopefully it’ll fit her in a few months and I’ll try and get some pictures then.  It’s a bit more on the conservative side, in fact, the first time I tried it on her I thought she looked like an old church choir lady. No offense to anyone.  I added the bow to try and add some youth.  I dunno though, I still feel a bit indifferent about this dress.

I DO like how the pleats in the front came out though.  And the fabric covered buttons!  Oh, what fun!  It was my first time making fabric covered buttons and I’m hooked!  Maybe I’ll show you more about how to make those later (once you try it, you’ll be hooked too!).

I made the sleeves quite long with elastic at the wrist so that you could actually fold the sleeve over for a bubble look.  I think I like this better.

That’s it for holiday projects, I swear.  And yes, we’ve taken down our tree (though all our holiday stuff is still sitting in a bag in our bedroom).  I’m making more kid’s clothes for Project Run & Play’s sew along the next few weeks, but I’ll be trying to get other projects in there as well.  Thanks for stopping by!!