Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas outfits plus some gifts

I have made both versions of the shell top a couple of times already, but since I had to size up and was pressed for time, I decided to add the lining instead of making constrasting bias like I normally would. This is the first time making this skirt, and I was hoping it had a bit of flare like the picture showed. I bought this fabric way back when I was pregnant thinking I would make a jacket...but lately it said it wanted to be a dress or a skirt.

I am happy with the result. The bias skirt is more flared than it looks below, and the rayon/linen is so yummy to work with.I did forget to understitch at the right time, but I managed to fit a little bit in before it got too narrow at the straps.
Jalisa wore her Christmas outfit, so I could finally take a photo. She is a wee bit sick but we had a great night out.
I made a few more origami tissue pouches as part of gifts for my friends. The other half of the gift is some yummy soap from Shellie at Rustic Luxury - jellybean and hazlenut+vanilla.
Pouches open.
And closed.


  1. Wow Marie, your outfit is amazing! The fabric and style work really well together. It looks so fresh and lovely! Oh and Jalisa looks pretty cute in her special christmas outfit too!

  2. Marie, the outfits look great and I love the little pouches

  3. Wow, I love your outfit - that fabric is so pretty! Jalissa's outfit is very cute too (of course!) I love your gift ideas too, I've run out of time to make anything for family / friends this year unfortunately.

  4. There is always next year Natalie! BTW, the pouches are pretty quick to whip up if you do them all at once...only two seams to stitch (with a bit of marking and pressing).


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