Back to School: Holiday Concerts
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Back to school! I'm sure you've been working on creating some stellar back to school wardrobes. Although it might still seem a little far off, it might be a good idea to add outfits for those holiday concerts and shows to your list for back to school sewing.
My daughter is starting her first year of pre-k in a couple of weeks. She is a very hands-on kind of girl and she doesn't mind getting messy. I am anticipating/accepting the fact that she will not be wearing mama made most of the time. Instead, I have decided to create some outfits and dresses for certain special school events throughout the year.
The school puts on a cute little holiday performance just before Christmas break each year, so I knew that a dress for her to wear for that would need to be on my list. I was given a couple yards of plaid red flannel a while back and I knew it would be perfect for the holiday dress ideas dancing in my head. I have loved the sort of "fancy flannel" style that has been popping up when the weather turns cold over the past couple of years. I used the long sleeved version of SLPco's Ayda to give a nod to the classic flannel button down. The dramatic v-back of the bodice in combination with the lace trim and tulle underskirts give it the fancy twist I was trying to replicate in my own way.
Ayda is such a good and highly versatile pattern. It's loaded with options and will now be my go to fancy dress. Believe it or not, this was my first time doing a circle skirt and I absolutely love the way it looks. It was so easy to sew and I adore the amazing twirl factor!
I can just see her now, dancing and singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"in her raspy little voice wearing the dress I made for her. I hope I was able to give you some ideas for your back to school sewing! Be sure to enter the giveaways below for a chance to win some great prizes! Please join us for the rest of the tour for more back to school inspiration, SLPco style!
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