Monday, December 31, 2018

Christmas Cardinals

Although I am not making any formal New Year's resolutions, I am going to try to keep up with this blog a bit more in the coming year.

To that end, here is one final finished project from 2018.

It's the Christmas dress that I was convinced would not be finished in time!  But I managed it just in the nick of time!

There are quite a few more projects out there, pictures to be gone through, and posts to write.  But a project never really feels truly complete until I post it to the blog.  Silly, yes, but it's just the way it is.

And as far as new projects go, I have so many ideas.

I am going to do my best to get to a few WIPs that have been languishing in boxes for far too long.

And before Spring arrives, I am determined to use one of my lengths of wool coating.

Which color wool and which pattern shall it be . . .

I haven't a clue at this point.  But I am excited to jump in and get started!  

Have a Happy New Year, and, as always, Happy Sewing!!

Dress & Belt:  Made by me, Simplicity 1459
Petticoat:  Made by me
Shoes:  Royal Vintage "Marilyn
Hair Bow:  Made by me
Earrings:  Vintage


  1. What a lovely Christmas Outfit! Have a Happy New Year and I'm sure you will have amazing sewing journeys in 2019!

  2. Thank you for posting the pictures of the finished dress -- such a lovely background for the cardinal dress. I knew you'd have the perfect shoes for this gorgeous dress. What a way for your readers to start the New Year!

  3. Happy New Year to you! Hope your trip to La La Land was amazing!

  4. Oh how I do love a cardinal. They are such a beautiful contrast to the evergreen boughs and winter snow. Thank you for sharing photos of this make, and Happy New Year!

  5. Another fabulous garment! I SO enjoy your blog!!