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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Holiday collection

 I went traditional this year and sewed a taffeta and velvet frock for Gracie, but I couldn't resist making Benjamin this matching vest. I also sewed up Dad's tie (actually, I made two - one for each of the big brothers who were too cool to wear theirs today).
Benjamin's vest and bow tie are from Simplicity 1509. I made an 8 and it fits well through the body although I should have added an inch to the length. Oh well, once we are past this month, he won't wear it again anyway. I love this look with his fedora - such a little gentleman.

 Chris's tie is from Vogue 9073. I'm really pleased with this pattern and would definitely make it again.

Gracie is wearing a dress from the 06-2013 (#24) issue of Ottobre. It is lined in red (as are the vest and the ties) and I found a similar style dress in this McCall's pattern 6006. 
Here's another view of the collection - I used both red and royal blue shiny tulle for the crinoline of the dress. She liked how fluffy it made things.


  1. Such beautiful Christmas garments..Love,love Gracie's dress, and ties and vest look great.

  2. I came here from PR, and love the photos of your wonderful sewing! Love the garments, and the tie you made for your handsome hubby. Now, as CarolynW asked, where is yours? LOL, and thank you so much for sharing this with us, Annette PS Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

  3. Love your matching ensemble!!!