I heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it

If you’re like me, you start thinking about Christmas dresses about now…or maybe a couple of weeks ago if you’re not a procrastinator. Couple that with a girl who just keeps getting taller, and it was time to get sewing–a Charlotte Dress.

I heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it

I was invited to be part of the Merry ModKid blog tour, and got to pick out a cute pattern for a Christmas look. I took one look at the Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern, and knew it was the one for me.Merry-MODKID-logoI love how it has a vintagey look with the button placket and lace at the collar.

I heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it

In case you hadn’t noticed already, I rarely use traditional colors for holidays–especially for clothing. I just don’t want to wear things once or twice and be done with them, so my holiday look today is a beautiful blue and cream plaid. It pairs beautifully with the Charlotte Dress.

I heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it

And while its a beautiful fabric, it was a bear to sew with. I’ve had it in my stash for a couple of years and I don’t know what its made out of but its thin and slippery so cutting was a nightmare. But luckily it all turned out in the end. I paired it with a vintage lace to accentuate the beautiful bodice detail on the Charlotte dress, and couldn’t be more happy with it.

I heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it

I made the View D Jacket in a size 4 with a few changes:

  • Shortened the sleeve to 3/4I heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it
  • Changed it to dress length
  • Added a simple gathered skirt by using 2 back pieces (lengthened) instead of the front/side sections and attached it like the other views.
  • Shortened the belt straps by 2″ eachI heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it

Charlotte Dress Pattern Details:

Pattern Name and Designer: Charlotte Dress and Jacket from ModKid

Price: $9.99

Pattern Options: 4 Sleeve options (flutter, short, cuffed, or  long, bubble). 2 Skirt options. Dress and jacket options.

Size Range: 2T-12

Size I Made: 4 with added length for my tall girl and shortened belt straps

What I Like: The front bodice detail is beautiful. I really like the look of the short sleeve too, but opted for the straight jacket sleeve since I love the clean look. I also love the belted look.

I heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it

What I Don’t Like: The bodice is big. Its designed to be that way so the tie can pull it all back, but I’d size down next time so there isn’t so much room in the bodice. (The size chart told me to make a 6 but her chest measurement was closest to the 2–I split the difference with the 4, but would make the 3 next time for her.)

Modifications: (see above)

Would I Sew it Again: Yes, particularly the bodice. I’m contemplating making Brynley a smaller version right away.

I heart this! This would make a darling Christmas dress or really for any time of year. Charlotte Dress and Jacket pattern sewn by Mabey She Made it

What do you like about the Charlotte Dress and Jacket? Would you like to win one? Enter the giveaway below or use code MERRYMODKID25 for 25% off your entire order on the Modkid Etsy store, valid Monday 11/30 through Friday 12/04 at midnight EST.

Get your pattern here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/modkid and make sure you go check out some of the other Christmas dresses made from ModKid patterns!

Monday, November 30th

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Kristie
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Kristie

Love the colors. Maybe that is just because I love navy. But this is great, you can pop in any color. This makes me motivated. I cut out dresses last year, just need to finish sewing them up! Better do it before my girls get too tall!

Isabel A.
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Isabel A.

I love that dress and the colors that you used.

Diane
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Adorable! Love the non traditional color and vintage look.

cindy scheidt
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cindy scheidt

What a cute dress. I’m new to sewing so I would pick out easy patterns if I were to win. I’d love to make some dresses for my granddaughters.

Diana G
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Diana G

Oh I love plaid dresses, my granddaughters may have a new dress in plaid for their Christmas..Hmm I think a trip to Jo-Ann’s is in order !

Thanks for the chance to win !!

Mrs. T
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What a beautiful dress! I have two granddaughters who would look sweet in this pattern! You did a fantastic job.

Maria
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Maria

I love this dress! The bodice is gorgeous. Plus, your fabric choice was perfect.

If I got this dress pattern, I would definitely get to work on making my 4 year old daughter a new dress, she’s growing out of all the dresses she currently has.

Ashley Booth
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Ashley Booth

I LOVE everything about this dress!

Courtney Davis
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Slippery and plaid seems like such a hard combination!! Your result is stunning though. I’m on a navy kick lately, so that got me right away. I like the details of the jacket used for a dress too.

Rachel
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Beautiful!

Courtney
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Courtney

Such a BEAUTIFUL dress!

Emi
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I love what you did with the lace on this dress. And though I’m sure the plaid wasn’t so fun to work with, the result is so beautiful.

Kathleen Clegg
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This is so cute. I’d love to make one for my grand daughter.

Liz t
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Liz t

Super cute

Mary
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Mary

It’s adorable.

christina purvis
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christina purvis

This is so adorable!

christina purvis
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christina purvis

Cute!

Olga Becker
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Such a gorgeous dress, model and pictures! Love it all!

MeLisaK
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MeLisaK

Very cute! Great review also. Thank you.

Amy H
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Amy H

adorable dress and model! Great job!

Carol
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Carol

Very pretty! Love the combination of classic style and unconventional color choice!

yvon c
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yvon c

Oh this is a perfect holiday dress!

Mickey Louth
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Mickey Louth

Just love the classic style of this dress…alittle bit vintage with some modern thrown in….

Melissa
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Melissa

Love what you’ve done with it!

Robin Rutherford
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Robin Rutherford

Love this dress! Gorgeous!

Darlene Sullins
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Darlene Sullins

This is SUPER cute! Its hard to find dresses like this anymore!

Tanya B
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Tanya B

I actually gasped when I saw this dress! So perfect. It is so frustrating to sew with a crummy fabric, but your persevered and it looks wonderful!!

Kaysi Gardner
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This dress absolutely beautiful!! You are so amazing Lisa, I wish I could sew like you!

Laurie P.
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Laurie P.

This dress is gorgeous. Would love to win this pattern!

Michelle
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Gorgeous dress and beautiful photos.

Emily
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Emily

May I ask why kind of material you made this dress out of? I love it!!

Judith Naylor
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Judith Naylor

Did you check all your links? Falafel and the Bee linked to hard core port – not cool!