I made Natalie's Christmas dress and I am SOOOO happy with it!!! I can't believe how cute this pattern is and how fast it came together. After I finished this one, I took the girls to Hobby Lobby to pick out fabric for Layla's dress. I'm really excited about hers too, the fabric we picked is super cute.
Natalie really likes it, she said she feels like a Christmas angel in it! She was floating around the house, until I made her take it off :) Mean Mommy.
Here's the pattern I used. Yes, these designer patterns are more expensive than the $1.99 sales at JoAnn, BUT they go from size 2T to 7 and there are usually several views, so I feel like I'll get a lot of use out of this. Plus, the instructions are great, color photos of the steps are included and certain tutorials are written into it, like making bias tape, for example, so they are sooo much more beginner-friendly than commercial patterns. I get realllllly annoyed with major pattern companies, so this pattern was absolutely delightful to make. I can't wait to make Layla's dress now :)
One more thing, I was so excited about a month ago to see this tutorial on making 5 yards of bias tape from one fat quarter of fabric. I used this technique here and it was awesome, I'll be doing it this way from now on!