12.04.2013

A {Modified} Oliver + S Puppet Show Christmas Dress

Call me predictable, but when deciding on a Christmas dress pattern for Iris, it took me about two seconds to land on the Oliver + S puppet show dress.   It's classic and timeless.  The Peter Pan collar melts me every time and the subtle details on the sleeves make my heart skip a beat.

modified puppet show

I {again} modified this dress by making the body of the dress into one piece instead of two (bodice + skirt).  And today, I'm over at the Oliver + S blog with a tutorial on how to do it!

modified puppet show

Inspired by the color scheme of this dress, I chose Kaufman's fine wale corduroy in cement.  I love this corduroy so much.  It's soft and velvety and perfect for winter (even if calling it 'winter' here in Texas feels like a bit of a stretch).

I trimmed it with this crocheted lace and then found a red in my stash to match.

modified puppet show

I wavered between using red or grey buttons but Dan, I mean, I ultimately felt red would be more festive.  (Okay, we'll call it a mutual decision).  :)

back buttons modified puppet show

I made the mistake of showing Iris a photo of herself on the back of my camera after taking her picture.  After that, she became obsessed with seeing every single picture of herself.  I'd snap a photo and the second she heard the click, she'd run toward me exclaiming,  I see!  I see! 


modified oliver + s puppet show

Our little mother hen, Indigo, came to the rescue.  I asked if she could stand behind me and make a few silly faces to keep Iris entertained.  

Here's what you get when you have a toddler who's a mimic.  (You can tell what Indigo is doing based on what Iris is doing.)

Clown face

clowning around

I am Iris, hear me roar.

roar

Crouching tiger (cub)

crouching tiger (cub)

And my personal favorite : "stroking my invisible beard"

invisible beard

Iris, climber extraordinaire, with her very favorite climbing pal.

pals
pals
climbing pals

I'm so glad they have each other... that they all do.


17 comments:

  1. Lovely dress! I especially like the red lace trim, it turns it into a Christmas dress immediately!

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  2. So seriously adorable!! Both the dress and the girl(s) :) Love love love the gray and the red together. Pretty sure you nailed the Christmas outfit!

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  3. So beautiful and delicate. I will follow your tuto for my next puppet show.

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  5. That's a beautiful dress! Perfect for Christmastime. And I love the roaring Iris photo, priceless.

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  6. ahhh, this is PERFECT. just the right amount of Christmas-y for me. such beautiful girls you have!

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  7. such an adorable little chickadee! love the dress, love the sisters in a tree...what a lovely post. :)

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  8. This look is just too adorable. I always love your taste Rachel. Those two in the tree! So much love!

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  9. This look is just too adorable. I always love your taste Rachel. Those two in the tree! So much love!

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  10. Ermigosh! Slayed by sweetness!!! Where to begin? The dress is adorable, I love it in corduroy, and the red details are fantastic. I love her tights too! What a great outfit! Festive, but totally wearable too. You have impeccable taste. Truly.

    But oh, what really got me was Iris' poses and the two girls in the tree. You probably know this already (haha), but your children are really beautiful. It's like an inner light shines from their faces. Hard to explain, but I know you know.

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  11. Such a beautiful dress for a sweet girl! Oh, she reminds me of my Lucy...so much expression and mischief wrapped up in a sweet little face! I love the colours you used for the dress, and how you modified the puppet show pattern. It turned out so beautifully! Oh, and sisters together, in the tree, are just priceless! Hugs xoxo

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  12. Man, they are so cute together! Love the buttons from the back. Definitely red!

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  13. Such a sweet dress! Classic with just a few added fun details! I’m in love - as I always am with the things you make.
    But the pictures are what really steal the show! That picture of Iris “roaring” is just adorable. And I really, really love that picture of the two of them in the tree together. There are few other pictures that I can think of that emanate such sisterly love! Just beautiful!

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  14. Love the tights and shoes too!. of course the dress is awesome and the girls are gorgeous together.

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  15. Excellent puppet show work here, keep it up please. I just wanted to mention my site about how to tighten skin.

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  16. Thank you - and let Maine recognize if you finish up incorporating any ideas in your parties next year. i really like seeing readers projects!
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  17. This dress is really interesting! I really like anything with additional material and levels and such, and I really like the little bit of dark displaying in the returning. Definitely a exclusive find!

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