Baby’s First Christmas Dress

With Christmas fast approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about all of the cute little outfits and accessories I should make for my little one for her very  first Christmas. At the top of the list was, of course, a Christmas dress. My husband and I agreed that a white dress with red accents would be really cute.

With the color scheme picked out, I went in search of a dress pattern. I really liked the Party Dress–a guest blog from The Cottage Home on the blog Ucreate–when I first came across it a couple of months ago. When looking through all of the possibilities on the different mommy blogs I follow, I felt like this was perfect for a first Christmas dress. I didn’t actually use the pattern from the blog, though, as the patterns are too big for my little one. Instead I modified my McCall’s M6015 pattern so that the bodice wouldn’t be too wide for my petite little girl.

I used a white on white patterned calico fabric from Joann’s  for the dress and a red charmeuse fabric for the sash and covered buttons. It was amazing how easy covered buttons were to make! I think that they definitely add a little something extra to the dress. Sometimes it’s the little details that really make something nice.

Please excuse the wrinkles : )

After I finished the dress, I realized that I had a bunch of the red charmeuse fabric left and decided to make a headband and matching shoes. The headband and bow were from the McCall’s M6015 pattern. The shoes were made from the Mila Shoes pattern on the blog fleeting thing.

I think this Christmas outfit is by far the best thing I’ve sewed for the little one so far! Her Christmas pictures are also completely adorable!

7 Comments on “Baby’s First Christmas Dress”

  1. jim says:


  2. Totally late on this post, and I found your blog through a search for McCall’s M6015 patterns. Did you switch out the zipper for the buttons for any particular reason? I’m so frustrated trying to figure out their instructions for this zipper! LOL!

    Your daughter is absolutely adorable by the way, and her dress is a cuteness overload!

    • Tiffany says:

      I wanted to use the Party Dress tutorial I found on the blog Ucreate (links included in the post) but she didn’t include a pattern that was the right size for my little one and I wasn’t up to making my own patterns at that point. I had the McCall’s 6015 pattern so I decided to modify it for my purposes. I’ve found that zippers are a total hassle, so my plan is to try to do buttons instead whenever possible! I used an invisible zipper on my pleated bib dress, which I posted about earlier this month, but I had to rip so many seams before getting it to work, it was crazy!!! Good luck with your zipper/dress!

      • Thanks for your reply. I ended up getting the zipper in, but the instructions are CRAZY! It’s still not perfect, but nothing that a small camisole won’t fix for the time being. Until then, I’m happy! 🙂

      • Tiffany says:

        I’m glad that things mostly worked out. Usually we are our own worst critics, so I’m sure it looks fine and that others probably won’t notice as much as you do any imperfections there might be. You should be proud that you didn’t cheat like I did to avoid the scary zipper insertion!

  3. janet macias says:

    hi may you contact me please i would like to purchase these dress for christmas 12-months

    • Tiffany says:

      I’m sorry but I don’t make and sell things through my blog. I only take pictures of the things that I make for my daughter. And the dress I made for her at this time is much smaller than a 12 month size. I included the links for the tutorials I used to make this dress. Perhaps you can find someone to sew it up for you? Good luck!

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