The Turkey Day Outfit

Thanksgiving Dress

Another double dress — you might ask why I keep making myself twice the work — for Katrina. I found the Alexander Henry Plymouth fabric when we were in CA in August and thought it would be a sweet dress. The idea percolated in my head for a while and this is what I came up with. I adjusted the bodice pieces from McCalls pattern 3531 and used two half yard lengths for the skirt on the pinafore. I used a Butterick shirt pattern — B4118 — to create the underdress but increased the length and made different sleeves. Most of the edges on both pieces are finished with a rolled hem — I love my serger — which made for some quick finishing. The underdress has a cord at the neck to gather. Katie and I decided that this will be the winter nightgown design, I’ll just replace the cord with elastic. Now I need to start on the Christmas party/choir concert outfit — two pieces once again. What can I say, I’m a glutton for punishment.

Thanksgiving Dress - Underdress

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8 Responses to “The Turkey Day Outfit”


  1. 1 twiddletails November 24, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Well, these are all doubly cute, so as long as you’re enjoying the process, go for it. I can’t wait to see the Christmas outfit.

  2. 2 Missy November 24, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Very nice job! I’m excited to see the next one!!!

  3. 3 Sonya November 24, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    It’s versatile, they can be swapped out – mix and match. Think of all the different possibilities.

  4. 4 amandajean November 25, 2007 at 12:06 am

    well, if you find something that works, you might as well run with it! love that bottom photo-she looks so serious. 🙂

  5. 5 Thimbleanna November 25, 2007 at 10:19 am

    Very, very cute! Can’t wait to see the Christmas outfit!

  6. 6 Seis Manos November 27, 2007 at 12:24 am

    I think I understand the impulse toward “double-dressing”….I always try to make my daughter’s pinafores reversible, not just so that I can avoid the annoyance of making facings or using bias tape, but because I love the “presto change-o” factor. My friends assume I do it so that, if my daughter gets messy, I can just turn whatever she’s wearing inside out. That seems weird to me–what kid really wants to have her mess closer to her skin? (Mine doesn’t, anyway).

    I think I also just like having an excuse to buy more cloth (I’m not proud of that part).

  7. 7 martha November 27, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    So adorable:) You’re really cranking out the wardrobe! Can I request some clothes for poor tristan?!? He must be awfully cold….


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