The holiday season is upon us so we're all thinking about fancier clothes, right? I've been working hard behind the scenes on a few fun holiday things and the first up is the Holiday Tour for EYMM's Kenzie's Party Dress.
I chose to make the high waisted skirt instead of the dress because skirts are starting to get a lot more rotation around here. I adore the high waist look and the flounces in this skirt pump up the dramatic flair. And if we know anything, it's that Bean LOVES the drama, hehe.
I paired the skirt with a plain long sleeve tee to add a bit of casual style. I really like how the high waist and oversized sash become more of a feature when the top doesn't take away from the skirt.
Speaking of the sash, it ties in giant bow in back hiding the elasticized back waistband. The sash and waistband are made with a lovely white sateen. Though holiday colors would be fun, I decided to use some whites, off-whites, and pink fabrics so this skirt could be worn year-round. The metallics with the neutrals (yes pink is a neutral around here) feel wintery-holiday to me so I think it'll be perfect for a Thanksgiving skirt for Bean, but really this would be lovely next spring as well.
Bean LOVES this skirt and the flounces are so fun when she's jumping and twirling. Which was pretty much the entire time she was wearing the skirt!
The pattern does a great job of walking you through those layers of flounces. What looks like it took ages to make really comes together pretty quickly. The part that took the most time was finishing the edges of the flounces and I used the roll hem option on my serger so even that went quickly.
Kenzie's Party Dress (*affiliate links) is a pdf pattern that has a few purchase options. You can purchase the newborn to 4T pattern, the 5 to 18Tween pattern, the 18" doll pattern, or you can purchase the bundle with all the sizes for a discount. I made Bean's skirt in size 4T, but I purchased the bundle so we can use this pattern for years. Whichever you choose, you can use the code LITTLELADY through November 12th to receive 30% off your purchase!
You should take a moment to look at the rest of the dresses and skirts on the tour. There's also a giveaway worth $125 in prizes so follow the Rafflecopter instructions below to enter.
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