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Alpine Holiday Sister Dress

IMG_2353 IMG_2403fb IMG_2474 IMG_2480   Introducing the Alpine Holiday Sister Dress. LOL.  This dress.....has been such a headache for me.   Maybe because I had an incredibly busy week or maybe my photography just did not catch the colors correctly.    Whatever the reason, I could not get this dress to look quite like I wanted it. IMG_1944 Here is the original version my mom and I designed.  It looked perfect until I put it together.  The knit and the cotton fabric - both red tones - just did not look good together.  It happens.   Both fabrics go through the same dye process, but the colors look strange together.  It became very apparent to me once I looked at the photos, which I had taken in the sunlight.  I honestly did not mind the fact that the reds were different, since I felt they were still in the same family, but as always I worried what my customers would think.    So I spent the evening, and the next evening staring at this dress thinking, contemplating, pondering.......about what I should do, or what I could do to save this dress. IMG_2397   This was the final product, and I love it....just like I loved the first design.  Haha. I finally ended up deciding that this dress could have so many different looks, which is why I had such a hard time deciding on the final version.  I could even put the dress  together just like the original Alpine Holiday dress with a brown knit, and the brown polka dot fabric as the ruffled trim.  Lots of options, so I will just have to leave it up to you, or perhaps design a few more of these dresses.   I will have to sleep on it, or dream about it.  LOL.  I will say this though, Olivia loves this dress.  It is comfy, warm and so cute.   She did not want to take it off.

Comments on this post (4)

  • Oct 15, 2016

    Awww Kim, I remember those days. It used to take me a week to finish a pair of pants for myself. I would try and sew at night, but sometimes I was just too tired. Take care, and Happy Holidays.

    — Jeannine

  • Oct 15, 2016

    Thanks for the info. I just got an email today from I can make this.com and there is a dress that looks just like this one called Cosette’s Knit and Woven Dress by Create Kids Couture and I just bought it. Your dresses from the similar pattern (Zinnia) are just precious. I love all of your Christmas dresses but my fave is still the skirt. I need to break down and order a skirt for my granddaughter. I have had NO time to sew ever since school started this year. My high school math teaching job takes up ALL of my time! I miss sewing terribly!!

    — Kim Wilkes

  • Oct 15, 2016

    Kim, I used the Zinnia pattern. I am not sure who the author was. I am sure you can find it. Of course, I adapted the dress to fit my needs. Thanks so much for commenting.

    — Jeannine

  • Oct 15, 2016

    I think it’s darling!! Good job once again!! What pattern did you use?

    — Kim Wilkes

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