Sneak Peak: Nora’s Holiday Dress


We had a beautiful and wonderful solstice today.  I can’t wait to tell you all about it…tomorrow — for now, I’m beat!  I did want to share pictures of this year’s holiday dress that I made for Nora (a tradition I started last year).

I’m so happy with how this dress turned out, and how fast and easy it was!  It’s actually upcycled from a Betsey Johnson dress that I found at the TIOLI (for free!).  This is the second Betsey Johnshon dress I have altered and, can I say, for how expensive they are, they’re pretty darn ugly.  (Or at least not something I would wear as-is.)  This dress is actually made out of the skirt portion of the dress.  I forgot to take a “before” picture, but it looked something like this, only with a black, very wife-beater-esque tank-top sewn on top.  I think the new and improved toddler version is so much cuter…plus, it was the perfect challenge to learn something new on my sewing machine: button holes.  These were my first two ever, and I’m proud of how it turned out!

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2 responses

  1. Beautiful!!!! I can’t wait to see pictures of Nora in the dress! Have wonderful holidays with your family!

  2. Love it! What a creative idea. She’s going to look so pretty in that dress.

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