25 Days of Christmas – Day 17 Ayda

Day 17 of 25 Days of Christmas with Simple Life Pattern Company and Art Gallery Fabrics has arrived. I’m excited to show you a vintage inspired Ayda I have made.

Ayda is a gorgeous dress than comes in doll, baby, girls, women, and knit! For the dress I sewed, I used woven fabric. I drafted a bib for the front of the dress and added an eyelet lace for a vintage look.


Chacely is learning to twirl so I chose to add a circle skirt. Since Ayda is a sleeveless pattern, I used the sleeves from Wendy. Sleeves were a must on this winter dress because I didn’t want to layer with a top underneath and loose the drama of the back bodice. The deep V of the back bodice is absolutely stunning, and also means no button holes to add or skirt placket!

If you find yourself running short on time, reach for Ayda. If I had not added the sleeves or bib I could have finished this dress in under an hour! I want to try a lace version next.

To achieve this look

AGF Fabric is Wreathed Woodlands.

Tights are from Little Stocking Company.

Bow is from Haddie Bear.


Today’s freebie is something your kids are going to love: SLIME! This fun Christmas slime recipe is sure to keep your kids entertained during winter break. Make a batch and add your some fun Christmas glitter shapes or colors for a festive look. Just be sure to store in an airtight container for longer use.


I received this recipe from a friend several years ago and it has become my favorite holiday candy. This recipe is really easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. If you like peanut butter then get ready to be addicted to this treat like I am! I made a batch last night for my annual cookie swap and I’m wishing I had made a double batch so I would have had more leftovers.


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