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Winter Festivities: Dressing Up

It's time to start thinking about the holidays again. A lot of my favorite activities are back this year, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready to do it up! Every December I help plan a cocktail party with friends, my kids have piano and guitar recitals, and they perform in our local Christmas Coffeehouse open mic night. My youngest kids care about looking good, so new outfits are a must. :)

For my outfit, I wanted something that would be easy to move around in and yet look classy. I went with Made for Mermaids's Pepper * top and Mila * pants. I used red ITY for the pants and, with the slit, they have amazing flow. They feel fancy and yet they are so very comfortable. I used black French Terry for the top. I like that the slightly more sturdy nature of French Terry makes the puffs on the sleeves feel dramatic, but any knit fabric would be a great choice for this top.

Twin #1 has definitely embraced her tween years. She likes to feel trendy but also has a more sporty aesthetic. She asked for pants and a shirt as well. We went with Ellie and Mac's Flounce Tee and Amelia Lane Designs's Cadence Tights. I used the same red ITY for the main body of the shirt and white pointelle for the flounce. Black brushed poly was perfect for the pants. This was my first time making the Cadence Tights and it took me less than half an hour, cut to hem. She has asked for more pairs.

Twin #2 likes to get fancy. She spends her mornings coordinating her earrings with her shoes with her clothes... She has been asking me for a pencil skirt for a while now and I thought the black honeycomb would be amazing. I used Petite Stitchery & Co's Kids Janie to make it happen. Paired with a store-bought sweater, this was the quickest outfit to make.

My baby. Dresses, dresses, and more dresses are what she likes. I used Amelia Lane Designs's Little Dreamer Tee in the dress length. I added the gathered shoulder hack to give it a little panache and had her wear a red petticoat to give it some extra holiday flair. I used an olive rib knit but a pointelle or brushed poly would be great, too.

Will you be sewing holiday clothes this year? If so, don't forget to share them on the Facebook group. I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

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