Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Debut Blog Tour

Hey there! Welcome to my Stop on the Holiday Debut Blog Tour. I was fortunate enough to get to participate in this tour that celebrates three wonderful new designers, Saskia Smith of The Wolf and The Tree, Gabriela Longfish of Chalk and notch, and Holli Coats of . All three of which, released their first patterns this year.

For my holiday looks, I sewed up matching Blue Ridge dresses & Fishtail Kimonos for my girls. I promise, they love them. Even if they look a bit stoic here. I was hoping to sew a pair of tights as well, but the fabric I ordered still hasn't come in. Major bummer! 

Adalae has learned to curtsey "like a princess," & the Blue Ridge is absolutely perfect for that.

The dresses are sewn & trimmed with double gauze from Imagine Gnats shop. If you've never used double gauze before, please go order some now. It is so dreamy, both to wear & to sew. She was thrilled when she saw the vintage snowflake button I pulled out. She dubbed it the "Elsa button."

I also added a few layers of tulle to the skirt to dress it up a bit. It's a simple way to make a dress fancy, but still wearable for little ones.

She very much approves.

The kimonos (her's is an XS) are sewn in a nylon stretch lace that I found at Joanns. I have since learned, that I never want to sew with stretch lace ever again. HA! Thankfully, the fishtail sews up so quickly, that my muttering at my machine was kept to a minimum. Plus, Adalae has refused to take it off since I finished it. She loves wearing it! The lace drapes beautifully thanks to the cut of the kimono.

The blurry, toddler monster got cut from most pictures. Because, well, she stole the tea towels, & ran amuck, dancing & twirling through the house. It can be difficult to get a picture of her. But, she's wearing a size 2 Blue Ridge dress, & XXS Fishtail Kimono.

Make sure you check out all the other awesome Holiday Debut Blog Tour participants, and enter the giveaway for a chance to win over $300 in prizes! PLUS – save 20% off any of the three patterns featured with code HOLIDAY.

Click HERE to enter the giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Molly, I love the lace & tulle!! My youngest is obsessed with tutu's, so I think she would love it if I added tulle to hers!! Thank you for joining us! XO

  2. So cute that you made matching outfits for the girls, I bet they love that! And the lace was a nice touch. Lovely holiday outfits!

  3. They are so darling! I'm going to have to try that on one of them! They're really beautiful!

  4. I love that you used double gauze (one of my favorite fabrics to use, too)!! The addition of the tulle makes it so perfect as a fancy princess dress! And you are such a good mom to using stretch lace! I don't think I'm brave enough to attempt that yet, heh heh.

  5. They are beautiful, Molly! I'm so proud of your work and brag about you all the time :)
    The girls look so cute, too!