is was another situation where a cute fabric drove the dress idea. I happened upon this adorable red matryoshka nativity fabric at JoAnn's and thought it was just too cute not to use for something -- but also too busy to make a whole dress out of. So I went through several ideas for a Christmas dress but finally decided upon this apron reverse-knot jumper (a knot dress usually ties in the front; this one ties in the back) from Viola Lee Patterns on Etsy.
I really struggled to come up with good coordinating fabrics because it wasn't (as far as I could tell) part of a coordinating line, so I had to wing it. I finally found a couple that worked well: a light blue Kona cotton with sparkles (!) that brings out the blue in "Mary's" cloak (I think maybe this one?) and a white-and-red snowflake pattern that matches the red background ... which seems to be no longer available.
|It sparkles! And I need to work on my bow-tying...|