Spinny skirts, poofy dresses, stretchy pants, sparkly shirts…my girls know what they want! When I showed Juliet a picture of the Violette Dress pattern from Violette Field Threads, I thought she was going to have a coronary.
I’d already promised to save myself the stress of sewing all the girls’ Christmas dresses this holiday season but I just couldn’t pass up the chance to make this beauty for her.
I found this plaid Christmas-colored taffeta at Joann Fabrics, along with the sparkly red skirt fabric and tulle. I really wanted to make the tulle-only skirt version but Juliet liked the fabric on top better. It sure met her “poofy” specification!
I really didn’t run into any problems sewing this baby up…except maybe on the peplum. I goofed on cutting it to match the plaid and so I had to stretch it a bit to make it work. One side lays a bit funny due to this but it’s not too noticeable.
I’m already itching to try this pattern out on a dress for baby Marilyn. Maybe in honor of her first birthday in April!