Holiday Seville Cropped Cardigans
Growing up, my family did not do new Christmas jammies or Christmas/Easter dresses. We lived in central Arizona so we could wear the same clothes close to year round. But I’ve made my girls a few dresses for Christmas over the years and had an especially fun time making matching dresses last year. The dresses still fit so this year I’ve made Seville Cropped Cardigans to accessorize those beautiful dresses.
I like my girls Christmas/winter/cold weather dresses to have long sleeves. However the pattern I chose to use last year only had cap sleeves. (Head over to last year’s post for pattern information about the dresses.) So I decided they could layer and went with the cap sleeves. But since I finished the dresses practically on Christmas Eve, I didn’t have time to make anything warm to go over top. Or take nice pictures. And with moving in two weeks this year, I just don’t have time to make new dresses.
Plus, I’m fairly practical. And they don’t NEED new dresses because as I mentioned-they still fit. I purposely made them long and at least Nut#2 grows slowly. Seriously. She wears the same clothes for ages!
So instead of making new dresses, I made black Seville Cropped Cardigans to layer over their dresses and keep their arms warm. This may not be entirely practical considering we are moving to Florida and I’m not sure they’ll even need a cardigan during the winter! But for the next two weeks their arms are warm and they can take them off if Florida is too warm.
So in a long drawn out way, I finally took nice photos of some dresses I’m really proud of and my girls both have the perfect holiday outfit to celebrate-whether in Kansas or Florida.
Perfect except for Nut#2’s shoes. They don’t match but I’m choosing to ignore that because finding shoes she finds comfortable is extremely frustrating. It’s much less stress to just let her wear the white ones.
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