25 Days of Christmas – Day 22 Pepper

It’s day twenty-two of 25 Days of Christmas with Simple Life Pattern Company and Art Gallery Fabrics and I’ve got a spicy little treat for you. Pepper is the most adorable layered skirt that certainly belongs in every little girl’s closet.

I have put off making this pattern for quite a while because I dislike gathering and hemming ruffles. However, this pattern went together really quickly once all the ruffles were hemmed. The double ruffle underskirt makes the skirt so poofy and dramatic. You could even omit the fabric ruffles and use store bought lace or eyelet trim instead.

The tie casing was easy to sew in and I love the little bow detail on the side. The cinched outer skirt shows off all that hard work spent making ruffles. An elastic waistband makes this skirt a perfect fit and super comfy. Just be sure you use non-roll elastic to keep your waistband from twisting.

Now that I’ve made Pepper I want to make a hundred more. I think next I’ll make an ombre pink version for Valentine’s Day or a pretty pastel Pepper for Easter. It’s safe to say Chacely loved the skirt as much as I did. She was all smiles.

To achieve this look

AGF fabrics used are Compassion Ruby, Twinkle Stars, Backroads Moss, and Paradis Woodlands.

Hat is from Eskimo Kids.

Bracelets are from Little Babes Bracelets.

Knee highs are Little Stocking Company brand.

Shoes are from Target.


Pull out those boxes of macaroni sitting in the pantry for this fun Macaroni Christmas Tree craft. Use some acrylic paints to dye the macaroni different colors to make them more festive. Let your kids make their own Christmas cards to hand out or glue the macaroni onto tree cutouts for an adorable Christmas ornament.


A few years ago I was working a travel nurse position at an emergency room in Oklahoma City. One of my coworkers brought in these Peppernut Cookies to share and I’ve been obsessed ever since. These tiny little cookies are packed with warm holiday spices. Once you start eating them you won’t want to stop. Make a batch to share with family, friends, and neighbors this holiday season.



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