Here's a picture of Annika's dress before I "spruced" it up a bit. I got the dress off the clearance rack last year for $7. I thought it was pretty cute, and than I pulled it out of her closet a couple days before our Ladies Christmas Tea at church and it looked a bit boring to me. I didn't plan on her wearing the pink shirt with the dress it's just what she had on at the time.
I took the sash off and added my own and put some ribbon around the bottom that matched the sash.
Along with Annika's outfit I also made a few pieces to add to Donovan's black pants and white dress shirt. I had some red with white polk-a-dot fabric hanging around my house (left over from this project). So I whipped up this tie (which was really easy to make I got the pattern from here. The tie was really easy to put together and I LOVE the way it looks on my little man. I plan to make more of these in the future. Along with the tie I also purchased the reversible newsboy hat pattern from her site. I made one to go with his outfit but will share that in another post. :)
Along with the tie I made Van's vest out of some left over velvet I had from this project (from a long time ago). The pattern from the vest was something I found free online from here.
Without further ado...my Van-man in his Christmas outfit.
And after taking almost 350 pictures of them together...this was the best I could get of the both of them together!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! :)