Classic patterns are everywhere. Yet, a modern twist brings them alive again for a new generation. I find myself drawn towards vintage patterns, always circling back to them when I am looking for inspirations. This is a recent one that caught my eye! McCall’s #2664. I liked the “Princess” lines & deep pleats in the front, and with the back being A-line, the pattern went together very quickly! Normally, I use buttons for closures on the children’s clothing, but a back zipper made this dress really speedy!
It was time for Christmas pictures, and I knew just where to turn. The setting for family photos was intended to depict the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. Mommy asked for coordinating dresses for 2-year and 4-year old sisters. For outdoor pictures in winter, velveteen was a natural selection, and the rich colors of Liberty of London were a perfect coordinate.
Although these little rascals were as children should be… not thoroughly excited to pose for pictures, we snagged a few that will make for beautiful memories!
No winter season is complete without a picture with Santa, and every girl needs a new dress for that event! The McCall’s #2664 was such a fast a simple make, but I wanted it to look completely different from the green velvet. I liked the weight of the velveteen with the pattern and thought that a red ponte knit would be a similar weight and be as flattering as the green velveteen. To match Santa, I threw in a fun white boa, and the ‘Mrs. Santa Claus Dress’, as this fiery little red likes to say, was complete!
Be watching for more vintage fun! Vintage patterns + fabric + trims + buttons + lots of cute little girls to dress = “Vintage Fun!”