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25 Days of Christmas – Day 6 Aria

On the sixth day of Christmas Simple Life Pattern Company and Art Gallery Fabrics gave to me a pink polka dot Aria and a scrunchie pattern for free.

Every year, for as long as I can remember, my grandmother has had a pink themed Christmas tree. I look forward to seeing it every year. Inspired by Nana’s gorgeous tree, I decided to create a pink Christmas dress that would be great for a casual Christmas gathering with my family. I chose Aria for the pattern because I love how comfy and cozy the knit patterns are. The bow back of Aria adds a bit of fancy flare to the outfit. The fabric is the AGF Spotted Bubbles Strawberry; it is a bold pink polka dot fabric with a buttery soft feel.

 

When I started making the dress I wanted to incorporate some sparkle. The back bows are created using two rectangles for each bow (essentially a main and lining). I used a performance knit sequin fabric as the “main” fabric. Since the bow is lined with the AGF fabric it remains soft and comfortable against her skin and is not scratchy from the sequins.

Now Chacely can be comfortable opening presents and running around with her cousins while still looking adorable.

To achieve this look

AGF fabric is Spotted Bubbles Strawberry.

Sequin fabric is a performance knit from Joann’s.

Scrunchie made by me! Find the FREE pattern below.

Bracelet is from https://www.littlebabesbracelets.etsy.com.

Shoes are from https://www.monkeyfeetusa.com.

Freebie

Did you notice the scrunchie around Chacely’s messy bun? It is the FREE Sydney pattern that released this week! You can find the code for the freebies pinned in the announcements in the Facebook pattern group.

Go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SLPco/.

I used the AGF knit for the scrunchie piece. The sequin fabric that I used for the bows on her dress was used for the large bow piece. With multiple sizes and styles, this pattern is sure to get lots of use. Have fun mixing and matching prints from your scrap stash to create a variety of styles.

Recipes

Since my Nana and I love pink so much, I thought I would try to find a new Christmas treat that is pink. I cannot wait to surprise her with this pink velvet Yule Log on Christmas Eve.  What’s not to love about cake?!

https://inspiredbycharm.com/pink-velvet-yule-log-recipe/

If making a yule log cake is not your thing, or if you are short on time, you can also go the easy route. Just add a few drops of pink food coloring to make these pink Rice Krispie treat trees. A simple but effective way to glam up your Christmas.

http://www.puresweetjoy.com/christmas-marshmallow-rice-krispie-treats/

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