A Tale of Three Christmas Dresses

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Sophie has a beautiful new Christmas dress that she loves- not this one, but this one.  She was so excited to wear our matching dresses and Payton needed one to join us.  I love non-traditional colors that can be worn throughout the year and this floral from my stash fit the bill.

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It would be only fitting to use another Mingo and Grace pattern- The Charlie Dress.  Bonus- I already had the pattern traced and ready to go (in a size 6 with 8 length) but had never made it.

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It came together quickly in a naptime and I couldn’t wait for Payton to try it on when she got home.  As she twirled around it was obvious to me that it was way too long and very sloppy on her.  I could seam rip a perfectly gathered and serged seam or give it to big sis and sew a new dress.  All you seamstresses know that was a no brainer.

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So big sister got dress number two that fits her perfectly.  Which means little sis needed two dresses too… I’ll take any excuse to sew up more easy dresses. I’ll be posting those later this week and also sharing some of my favorite sister pics ever!

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Are you sewing up Christmas dresses this year?  I love the quick, simple dresses that can be worn for more than a season.  This Charlie dress is just that.  It will be darling come spring with sandals too and she can wear it now with a tee underneath or a sweater on top.  Just about the perfect dress in my book!

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