Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I love having an excuse to eat myself silly, take a nap, watch some Christmas movies, and then eat some more. Last year was the first year that I made my daughter a Thanksgiving dress. It’s so hard to not resist the cute holiday fabrics when I see them in the stores. This year was no exception! I grabbed this cute turkey woven fabric at Hobby Lobby earlier in the year when I saw it.
I love making a quick dress for her, and one that she can run around in and not feel constricted. I’m always drawn to a pattern that has a knit bodice and a skirt that can be either woven or knit. Either one with it attaching at the natural waist, or an empire waist. The Brooklyn pattern from Made for Mermaids was the perfect match for this dress.
The pattern has a neckline facing instead of doing a neckband, but I prefer having a neckband, so I modified the neckline a little to have a neckband instead of the facing. I used burgundy cotton lycra from Raspberry Creek fabrics for the bodice.
I also used the same pattern to make my friend’s daughter a Thanksgiving dress. I also did a neckband, but I added a sash at the waist. I used another pattern to get the lengths for the sash ties, so I knew it would be long enough to tie it.
Make sure to check out the other bloggers from this month’s Sew Thankful Blog tour! And enter the giveaways!!
Our Thankful Sewing Bloggers are creating something special to share with you to celebrate this month of Thanksgivings! As an extra special surprise, we also have a couple giveaways during each week of the tour. Share your thanks with Petite Stitchery who has a new pattern to share with us, a free pattern giveaway from Sew by Pattern Pieces, and a chance to win a shop credit each week from Simply by Ti!
Intro to the tour
Nov 1st: Tenille’s Thread
Nov 2nd: Candace Ayala
Nov 3rd: Hazelnut Handmade
Nov 4th: Musing of a Seamstress
Nov 5th: Sewing Portfolios
Monday Nov 6th: mahlicadesigns
Nov 7th: Seams Sew Lo
Nov 8th: Margarita on the Ross
Nov 9th: Stitched by Jennie
Nov 10th: Sewing with D
Monday Nov 13th: 5 outof 4 Patterns
Nov 14th: Tales of a Southern Mom
Nov 15th: Hazelnut Handmade
Nov 16th: Octaves of Color
Nov 17th: Kainara Stitches
Nov 18th: Kutti Couture
Nov 19th: The Petite Sewist
Monday Nov 20th: My Heart will Sew On
Nov 21st: Needles to Say
Nov 22nd: Back 40 Life
Nov 23rd: Lovemade Handmade
Nov 24th: Sewing by Ti
Nov 25th: On Wednesdays We Sew
Nov 26th: Paisley Roots
Monday Nov 27th: Mermaid Mama Designs
Nov 28th: Sew Haute Blog
Nov 29th: Ma Moose Handmade
Nov 30th: Everything Your Mama Made & More