They say time flies when you are having fun and, let me tell you, I have had a good bit of fun making holiday outfits for my children and grandchildren. Like many of you, Christmas and Easter clothes are my favorite and most memorable projects.
This collar reminds me just how hard I tried to get the stitches just right as we drove to my brother’s house for Thanksgiving. It was a two hour drive along bumpy back roads and I poked my fingers more than once. But I couldn’t waste the time. As the family sat and visited after the pumpkin pie, I continued to embroider.
Who knew that 15 years later it could be done on an embroidery machine? Who knew there would be home embroidery machines? Certainly not me.
A few years after the shadow work collar was made, my daughter wore a burgundy velveteen dress (just like this one) with this very puffing collar. Then Laurel wore the collar on a new burgundy velveteen dress.
Not all Laurel’s Christmas dresses were hand-me-downs. Two of my favorites were brother-sister outfits.
One set was red baby cord embroidered with Santas and worn over white shirts.
The hoops rolled all around the little suit.
Laurel loved the twirl factor of her jumper.
Don’t you just love all the holiday activities and festivities? This stroll down Christmas Memory Lane is probably long enough for one post. I’ll continue next time.
Do you have a favorite Christmas outfit to share with us? Just shoot me an e-mail at NCcabin@aol.com with a photo and some information.
Meanwhile, sew on! There are still 4 days to Christmas!