Itâ€™s very rewarding to face a design challenge and come away satisfied. I had almost completed three matching Thanksgiving outfits for my grandchildren using this brown plaid Viyella.Â They were to be worn at a huge gathering of extended family.
Then my sonâ€™s plans changed. He and his family, including two of the three grandchildren, would not be joining us for dinner. EvenÂ though I knew this was far short of a disaster, I was, nonetheless, disappointed. As mentioned in the previous post, since I had lemons I would make lemonade.
Our daughterâ€™s family would be there with 8 month old Alastair. He, at least, would be decked out in his brown plaid Jon-Jon and button-on turkey bib. But his cousin Robertâ€™s matching set and cousin Laurelâ€™s dress needed another purpose for another day.
While brown plaid is not exactly a Christmas standard, I decided to try to make it work. It was a real stretch but I am pleased with the results. All that is needed now is to make a new bib for Robert and to finish Laurelâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Corner Patty. This classic pleated dress also has a button-on bib.
I still plan to finish the Christmas outfits I had planned. But for now, I am happy to know that the beautiful Viyella plaid will be worn to some of the many holiday festivities.
The embroidery design for Alastairâ€™s bib is from Berninaâ€™s Current Critters Continued collection. The critters are perfectly charming and the colors of their fur made it possible to take brown plaid into the Christmas season.