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25 Days of Christmas – Day 5 Wendy

On the fifth day of Christmas Simple Life Pattern Company and Art Gallery Fabrics gave to me monochrome fabric and a pattern named Wendy.

My friends know that I love all things monochrome. When someone asks what my favorite color is, I always respond with “black, like my soul.” As I started to plan out my 25 days of Christmas clothing I knew I had to incorporate a monochrome piece somehow. That is when I stumbled upon the AGF Star Glow fabric. I immediately heard the lyrics “O holy night the stars are brightly shining” playing in my head. I knew I had to get my hands on this gorgeous print.

The fabric choices are very unconventional as a Christmas dress but I absolutely adore how it turned out. I used AGF Pure Solid Caviar for the sleeve cuffs and collar. Thin black velvet trim embellishes the bottom hem of the dress. There is something so stunning about it’s simplicity. This dress is truly a statement piece that will get tons of wear long after Christmas is over.

To achieve this look

AGF Fabric is Star Glow and Pure Solid Caviar

Bow is from https://haddiebearbowsandclothes.com/

Freebie

Chacely loves to pretend play, especially if it involves her kitchen set. Her wooden food gets more play than any of her other toys. I made her several of these cookie baking sets as Christmas gifts using scrap felt and cookie cutters from my pantry. Give your kiddos the gift of imagination and pretend play this holiday.

https://www.teach-me-mommy.com/felt-cookies-baking-set

Recipe

When I am not sewing, you can probably find me watching “The Great British Baking Show.” I am completely obsessed. I have watched every episode, including the masterclass and holiday shows. This season during bread week I noticed several contestants were making star breads and thought they would be perfect for holiday baking. I found this recipe and it is perfect for Christmas morning. Since it is a brioche based dough, it needs to prove overnight in the fridge. Just make  the dough on Christmas Eve and pop it in the oven Christmas morning for a warm breakfast treat.

http://www.pbs.org/food/kitchen-vignettes/celebrate-christmas-morning-cranberry-orange-brioche-star

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