New Outfit for the New Year

No New Year's celebration would be complete without a fancy new outfit, for Miss A at least. I plan on wearing old sweats and being in bed by 9:00 PM. No reason start the new year off tired!
Her top is an oliver + s pattern (love them!) made from pink Kona cotton and trimmed with a black with tiny white dots cotton. The neck ties look cuter untied, but I can't keep her from chewing on them unless tied in a bow. The pants are "britches and bloomers" made with black featherwale cord and trimmed with the same fabric as the top. I really am going to make something without polka dots, and in colors other than black and pink. But once I get something on the brain.....just like last summer's fruit theme.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

I really need to read that book again. I thought it was so great as a kid, but can't recollect a thing about it now. Or maybe I should just let it be a fond piece off my past, and not let my all-too-critical adult mind mess up a great childhood memory.
Speaking of pageants, check out these nativity costumes.

Okay, the picture is really bad. So let me explain: There are three turbans for the wise men, a halo for the angel and a headband with blue silk for Mary. I'm afraid that Joseph and the shepard's head pieces weren't exciting enough to make the picture. But I'm sure you can visualize the various colored scarves and headbands.