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This is what they look like! It was tough finding fabric. I spent at least 45 minutes to an hour just wandering the store with my two toddlers in tow (I don’t recommend this!) and finally settled on this cute polka dot print.

Since I would not have a lot of time to finish the project, I opted for just making the pants (with the children’s version of Heather Ross’ pattern I’ve blogged about before here ) and using some t-shirts I already had. My talented mom helped me turn them into long-sleeved shirts with red knit fabric. Seriously, in just a few minutes the sleeve had been cut and perfectly fitted. Awesome!

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I added the ribbon tree and voilá!

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Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

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I know I have been talking about these dresses for weeks, but I thought I would share how I made the ruffled lining in case anybody would like to try it this way. It was super easy! And I’ll definitely try this again in the future.

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1. Cut your tulle in a long strip, fold it in half lengthwise, and run a gathering stitch through it– it ruffles right away. (Cut two strips. Ruffle each one).

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2. Attach ruffled tulle to the lining, as shown on the picture, matching lining hem to the stitched end of your tulle.

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3. Fold over toward the wrong side of your lining, and run a zigzag stitch to secure in place.

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4. Using your zigzag stitch as a guide, attach the second ruffle on the right side of your lining.

I hope this serves as inspiration 🙂

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I made these lovely felt flowers, following this awesome tutorial from Jess at Craftiness is Not Optional. The only thing I made differently was adding a little tulle to the back, since it matched my girls’ Christmas dresses. Thanks, Jess, the tutorial was fabulous!

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