25 Days of Christmas – Day 3 Skyler

On the third day of Christmas Simple Life Pattern Company and Art Gallery Fabrics gave to me, a buttery soft knit Skyler and a free pattern for a beanie!

Let me just tell you I’ve never successfully sewn knits before this year. I tried once a few years ago and failed miserably so I just told myself that wovens were my thing. Turns out knits are my thing, too. SLPco has so many great knit resources that I finally worked up the courage and put their tips into practice with amazing results.

The hardest part of this Skyler dress was picking out the fabric I wanted to use from Art Gallery Fabrics. This gorgeous print makes me think of candy canes and peppermints. I sewed up the simple open back cutout with elbow length sleeves and circle skirt. Such a soft and cozy dress that’s absolutely perfect for creating Christmas memories.

We didn’t find any of Santa’s reindeer while we were taking photos, but we did find some Kansas whitetail deer. Turns out they aren’t a fan of a 3 year-old running full steam toward them.


To achieve this look:

AGF fabric is Grand Piano Trinkets knit.

Beanie is a brand new SLPco pattern that is releasing today for FREE! You’ll find more details below.

Bracelets are from

Shoes are from

Now, lets talk about Blitzen, the free beanie pattern. This was such a fast sew. I’m talking less than 20 minutes from cut to finish. I lined the beanie with a different fabric so that it would be reversible. I sewed a small button to the top of the red striped side to attach a faux fur pom. I bought the pom at Joann’s and it came with a little loop on the end that fit perfectly on the button. Now we can detach the pom and style the beanie a multitude of ways! So VERSATILE and warm! My husband has already requested one to wear at work.


If you need a snack on the go while chasing deer or hunting for Santa’s reindeer this Peppermint Puppy Chow recipe is sure to satisfy your holiday taste buds. Or make it in a large batch and share with friends, family, and neighbors to spread some holiday cheer.


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