25 Days of Christmas-Day 1 Norah

Hey friends! I’m so excited to share with you all 25 days of Simple Life Patterns, Art Gallery fabrics, some FREE Christmas crafts, and homemade recipes! So, lets get started!

On the first day of Christmas Simple Life Pattern Company and Art Gallery Fabrics gave to me, the most adorable Norah skirted romper with fabric adorned with pine trees.

My daughter, Chacely, is VERY petite; she doesn’t even register on growth charts. She just turned 3 in October but I’m still sewing size 9/12m SLPco patterns for her. One of the patterns I keep swooning over is Norah. That strappy back gives me all the feels. One day as I was browsing the girls patterns and dreaming I saw Shelby (a knit version of Norah) and had an epiphany.  SLPco knit patterns are made with a negative ease because of the stretchy nature of knit fabrics. I thought “what if I used size 2T pattern pieces from Shelby to essentially create a woven Norah for my tiny girl”…and IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY!

I used the top length circle skirt of the Norah 2t pattern to create a vintage length look and the romper add-on underneath for built in bloomers. This pattern is everything I dreamed it would be. It’s dainty and darling and a perfect way to kick off our winter wonderland wardrobe. 


That strappy back though. It’s what my sewing  dreams are made of. 

A huge thank you to Art Gallery Fabrics for their fabric sponsorship for my 25 days of Christmas series. If you haven’t tried their fabrics yet, you are really missing out. They are super soft, wash beautifully, and sew with such ease. 

To achieve this look:

AGF fabrics used are Valley View Echo and Spruce Pure solid.


Pink sparkle bow is from our friends at Haddie Bear Bows and Clothes. You can use code “BEARCAVE” to save on your order. 


Bracelets are from Little Babes Bracelets.


Socks are Little Stocking Company. 


Boots are from Target.

Here’s a fun and FREE Fabric Tree Ornaments tutorial. I used some AGF fabric scraps to create some ornaments for Chacely’s little Christmas tree. 

With all those cinnamon sticks left over from the fabric tree ornaments, use them to enjoy some warm Cranberry Cider. I make this every year for my annual cookie swap and it’s always a big hit!