November 4 ~ Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories

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Get ready for all of those holiday parties and photos with today’s great tutorials for “fancy” clothes and accessories! Hayley, our guest curator, was sure to find things for men, women and kids. Add a little sophistication and sparkle to the season.

Today’s Guest Curator:
Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House

Hayley shared lots of tutorials this year at Sew Mama Sew, like the super-cute Sydney Pinafore and the popular Kipper Capri Pants. Learn more about Hayley in her introduction, and find her on Facebook too. Hayley just released the darling Norah Dress and Tunic in her Mouse House Creations shop for sizes 12 months to 12 years. Take a look!

Make It

Lace Dress
Liz at Cotton and Curls makes some absolutely beautiful things! (You should scroll through her most recent items.) Her Lace Dress tutorial is an easy way to get a sophisticated new look for the season.

Fabric Flower Bib Necklace
Johwey shows you how to make this pretty Fabric Flower Bib Necklace at Johwey Redington.

Men’s Bow Tie
Melissa’s Men’s Bow Tie tutorial at Sew Like My Mom makes it easy for you to customize ties to fit an outfit, event or personality!

Any Occasion Skirt
Liz and Liz show you how to make this sweet Any Occasion Skirt at Simple Simon and Company. You can switch out the ribbon to give the skirt a whole new look!

Boy’s Vest
The Boy’s Vest tutorial from Destri at The Mother Huddle includes a free PDF pattern and lots of tips.

Boy Suspenders
Kelli from True Bias shows you how easy it is to make Boy Suspenders here at Sew Mama Sew (you can make some to match the vest and bow tie above!).

Lace Dress with Ruffle Collar
This Lace Dress with Ruffle Collar pattern and tutorial at See Kate Sew incorporates some fun details.

Christmas Dress
Hayley’s Christmas Dress tutorial at Welcome to the Mouse House uses crushed taffeta and is easier to sew than you might think!

Bejeweled Gold Headband (Crown)
This Bejeweled Gold Headband was inspired by Dolce & Gabbana, and made for under $10 by Maegan at …Love Maegan.

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Gifts for Dressing Up, Jewelry, Accessories + more Accessories

Mix It

Cookie Bouquet
This easy Cookie Bouquet from Celina at Petit a Petit would make a fun and unexpected holiday hostess gift.

Gingerbread House Tree Ornaments
Laura at Craftstorming suggests you hang these small Gingerbread House Tree Ornaments up high on the tree if there are small children around (or hungry adults for that matter!).

Print It

Peppermint Holiday Tags
Jess from Amazing by Design has lots of free Peppermint Holiday Tags for you to download. Jess writes that she has an “adoration of type, design, crafts and other artsy-fartsy topics, and provides lots of free printables with a smattering of DIY ideas and papercrafting inspiration.”

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Win 5 Swoon Patterns, Winner’s choice. (You could pick the Dorothy Day Tripper pattern!)

Sewing for All Seasons: 24 Stylish Projects to Stitch Throughout the Year
(US Winners Only)

Author: Susan Beal
Publisher: Chronicle Books

From autumn’s bursts of orange and red to spring’s lush greens, summer’s long-lasting golden light and winter’s cool whites and grays, the changing seasons provide endless artistic inspiration. In Sewing for All Seasons, author Susan Beal offers 24 beautiful projects imbued with the spirit of each season. Home sewists will enjoy stitching a cozy patchwork throw for autumn, a bright gardening apron to welcome spring, a colorful picnic quilt for summer and soft woolen slippers for those chilly winter nights. With how-to illustrations, helpful templates and patterns, tons of color and eye-catching photography, this book will leap off shelves and inspire crafters all year long.

Hat Couture
(International Shipping)

Author: Theressa Silver
Publisher: Cooperative Press

If you only wear hats to keep you warm, this book will truly turn your head around. Designer Theressa Silver starts from the assumption that a hat is a statement piece. A great hat projects style or courage or mischief or sultriness— or all of the above. Are you feeling more like Marlene Dietrich, Lucille Ball or Grace Kelly today? Make a hat for every mood. Silver’s clear, easy-to-follow instructions allow even beginners to knit and embellish their own stunning toppers.

Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids
(US Winners Only)

Publisher: Potter Craft

Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids focuses on craft projects that children, aged three to twelve, can make with their parents. These projects are fun, yet serve a practical purpose; children can wear, decorate and play with what they make. Filled with ideas for a range of ages, skill levels and interests, this book lets children’s creativity run wild, while creating precious memories as parents and kids learn and create as a team.

Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Japanese style has long been admired for its grace and artistry. Add to that a sense of fun, and you have the Stylish Dress Book. Complete with stunning full-color photos, this book gives you instructions and pull-out patterns for 26 relaxed and comfortable yet elegant dresses and tops— pretty, timeless pieces that can be worn year after year, by women of all ages and sizes. The detailed diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions take you step-by-step from layout to finished garment. The no-rules looks pictured in this book are perfect for today’s carefree fashion sensibility and will inspire you to have fun with fabric and style.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2012 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas. Here are our 2013 themes:

November 3: Gifts for Cooks
November 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.

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330 Responses to November 4 ~ Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories

  1. Evelyn in CA says:

    A Cookie Bouquet — what a clever idea!

  2. Loree says:

    liked the Christmas dress thought it was really cool.

  3. Anna in WA says:

    Suspenders! I love them!

  4. ruby t--nm says:

    How great are these? Love the necklace.

  5. Eleanor in NC says:

    My son would love the bow tie and suspenders!

  6. Kristina says:

    Love all these style options!

  7. Gia says:

    So many wonderful links!
    And giveaways!
    Thank you for putting this together!

  8. Judi Duncan says:

    so much pretty stuff….from Judi in California

  9. Liz K in OR says:

    I can’t wait to make myself some bowties!

  10. Liz K in OR says:

    I cannot wait to start making my own bowties!! Awesome!

  11. Sylvia says:

    Love the gingerbread house ornament. Thanks for the tutorial

  12. Rachel says:

    Very intrigued by the flower necklace! I’m going to have to give that a shot. Thanks for hunting down all these tutorials for us!

  13. Emily in NY says:

    great ideas!

  14. Stacia in TN says:

    One of my favorite days of this project so far. I am visiting so many of these links now!

  15. Ashley in Canada says:

    Cute suspenders!

  16. Bobbie says:

    oh my! I have my eye on that hat book!!!
    the crushed taffeta is so gorgeous!

  17. Taryn says:

    That lace dress (with tutorial) looks absolutely beautiful. And a wonderful blog!

  18. Linda in wisc says:

    Love the Christmas Dress my Gdtr will love it. Would love to win the d
    bag patterns or the hat book. Thanks for all the great ideas

  19. Linda in wisc says:

    The Christmas will be started this afternoon. First Gdtr deserves a cutie like that love how well done the tut is. The bag patterns or hat book would make my day.

  20. jenny in In says:

    wow, some intimidating sewing in this post! thanks for pushing my sewing skills!

  21. Silvia says:

    The clothes are all so pretty! I’ll have to make the Any Occasion skirt for my niece.

  22. Nrnoodle says:

    The mans bowtie is too cute. I can imagine a father son set.

  23. Samantha in VA says:

    Such fabulous ideas!!

  24. Deborah says:

    I love lace! And, will try my hand at that fabric flower bib necklace!

    Deborah (Michigan)
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy

  25. Martha says:

    Oh my gosh, my Pinterest boards are filling up! Thanks for the chance to win such amazing prizes, too!

  26. Heidi Babi says:

    The suspenders are stinkin’ adorable. I think I might need to get in on that!

  27. Lisa in Ct says:

    I can definitely see myself making the flower necklace, the headband and possibly a bow tie or two as gifts for the holidays. I wish we were girls-girls here at our house but we’re not so the dresses would go to waste, though they are beautiful. The Swoon patterns would make wonderful holiday gifts, if I were to win them.

  28. Cathy Bremer says:

    Love the Bow tie and the gingerbread house! Such great ideas!

  29. I would love to win the Martha book.

  30. Sarah M in Vermont says:

    So many creative possibilities with the flower bib necklace – I love it!

  31. Gweneth BranchRIce says:

    Great ideas

  32. Amy says:

    Ohhhh! What fun. I see some bowtie gifts in my future…

  33. Judi Duncan says:

    Judi in CAli…..would love to win patterns!!!

  34. annette in ME says:

    Love the bowtie!! Nice set of books, too. Thanks.

  35. MC in Canada says:

    I’m a bit of a hat addict, would love to check out Hat Couture.

  36. Abbi says:

    I like the suspenders. I wonder if my boys would wear them?
    Abbi in MN

  37. hilary in MN says:

    Wish I had the sort of events that would justify such spiffy clothes this holiday though the suspenders are probably a must make.

  38. Rachel Bates says:

    fun cookie ideas for ornies and bouquet

  39. Mom C says:

    Love the suspenders, bowties and dresses. And the cookies. Thanks.

  40. Serena says:

    The Bejeweled Gold Headband would be wonderful for dress-up.

  41. Karen S. says:

    The fabric necklace looks like a do-able project suited to mailing to Canadian sisters-in-law. Thank you!

  42. Amy in IL says:

    I love the lace dress. Need one for me. I should be looking for other people, but that is beautiful.

  43. Heidi WA State says:

    I love the suspenders and the taffeta dress! What amazing tutorials!! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  44. Hannah says:

    Love the Suspenders!

  45. Julie in IN says:

    The little dress is so sweet.

  46. Margie says:

    The suspenders are adorable … and the bow tie. What a great Christmas picture they would make on my little guy.

    Margie (Canada)

  47. Karrie Smith says:

    Love the little girl dresses! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    -karrie (MI)

  48. Carol P. says:

    wonderful ideas

  49. Jeannie D in TN says:

    Got to make a bow tie for all the men in my life this Christmas!

  50. Nikki from Ohio says:

    I need to check out all of these tutorials! And the prizes are pretty cool as well.

  51. Katy Chancey says:

    That Stylish Dresses book! I (and everyone I know!) would be so style-y!!

  52. Mama Lusco says:

    Love the Christmas Dress! Thanks for sharing.

  53. missmoozie in ca says:

    Love the fabric necklace and the suspenders are cool!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  54. Amorette says:

    I would never have thought of making suspenders, but my son would look so cute in them!

  55. Julie says:

    Hoping to win 🙂

  56. Deb D says:

    Such fun tutorials.

  57. Maureen says:

    Will try the necklace!

  58. Melanie says:

    I see gingerbread house ornaments in my future. Thanks for the great ideas!

  59. leanne says:

    so many wonderful projects to sew and love that cookie bouquet – so sweet ! thanks for the chance to win a giveaway 🙂 I’m in Australia

  60. chibidani says:

    I think I need to get that Hat book. It looks amazing. I discovered hats as fashion statements a few years ago, and I rarely go out without one now.

  61. Karen's Sew Hub says:

    I’m a sucker for a guy in a bow tie…

  62. Mandi says:

    I’m gonna start on the boy vests for my little guys right now! These are perfect!

  63. Bruinbr in CA says:

    How cute are those suspenders!? Awesome prizes too!

  64. usairdoll in USA says:

    Great looking boy’s vest and suspenders! Cookie bouquet? I’m going to try this. Wonderful giveaways! Five Swoon patterns and Sewing for all Seasons, oh my fingers are crossed, hehe.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and the chance to win.


  65. Crystal says:

    The taffeta dress is gorgeous!

  66. Eileen says:

    Love the tie tutorial!!!!

  67. Kristen in PA says:

    I’m in love with the Any Occasion Skirt!

  68. Patricia in PA says:

    There is honestly something here for every member of my family. Amazing. Better get sewing. ..

  69. Heather in VA says:

    Totally in love with the girl’s Christmas dress!

  70. Amber in NY says:

    The lace dresses are beautiful!

  71. Margo in WA says:

    Those suspenders are adorable!

  72. Nicole Martinez says:

    i am loving these ideas and gifts Love these posts

  73. Michelle in B.C. Canada says:

    Lace dress for me! Awesome.

  74. Beth T. In OR says:

    Boy, those suspenders are cute. Another reason to be glad my niece has two red headed fellows.

  75. Brooke in SC says:

    I actually have a bow tie on my list to make for my toddler this fall!

  76. A great curated list! Thanks!

  77. Jansie says:

    Beautiful, beautiful! I am going to have to try my hand at that gorgeous necklace. Great finds, thanks!

  78. Elizabeth from AL says:

    Wish I could get my DH to wear a bow-tie!

  79. mickey louth says:

    I’ve had several of these already pinned for possible projects…just love that little boy vest!

  80. Colleen says:

    Lots of great ideas here!

  81. Jenna O says:

    The lace dress looks good 🙂

  82. Nancy Winn says:

    Sew interested in the bow tie tutorial. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the inspiration and awesome blog.
    Nancy in CA

  83. The VEST! Must make that for both my boys. Love it.

  84. Sarah says:

    Sarah in Colorado would flip to win! 🙂

  85. Lucy in TX says:

    I am just a beginner at sewing, but the flower bib necklace is really cute and doesn’t look too intimidating.

  86. Cary says:

    The lace dress is lovely! I love the shorter lining to show off the lace at the hem.

  87. Kayla says:

    I love that there is something for everyone here!

  88. Deb H. in PA says:

    I forgot to put that I was from PA!

  89. Sara A. in DC says:

    Love that little girl’s skirt!

  90. Deb H. says:

    Love the little girl’s skirt. I wish my granddaughter was a girly-girl! I may have to try that necklace for my daughter!

  91. Nicole says:

    I would love to use the bow tie project to make my nephew’s a festive accessory.
    Nicole in IN

  92. consuelo says:

    I love the stylish dresses book! All the tutorials for todays post were great!

  93. I love the lace dress and I think it will go wonderfully with the flower necklace!

  94. Crystal C says:

    Cute projects

  95. Marisa in MN says:

    That little girl’s skirt is adorable! I’d love to win the kid’s craft book – I’m going to have to take a closer look at that one! Thank you!

  96. Allison in MA says:

    Love those suspenders!

  97. elsa says:

    Those suspenders and the Christmas dress are so wonderful!

  98. Theresa says:

    I love the necklace.

  99. tmv says:

    This post is wonderful! I have so many gift ideas! The bow tie, the flower necklace, the cookies!! oh may! And thanks for the suggestion to look at other cotton and curls posts. It has been a while since I’d been on that blog, too long.

  100. Cayce in NC says:

    So excited to see adorable boy tutorials! Love them.

  101. Kim S says:

    Lovely! Love the bow tie.

  102. Kim in WI says:

    I love making dresses for special occasions,,,,,and the bow tie for the boys are super!!! The hat book looks wonderful, would love to make a hat to go with the dress !! Thank you for the chance to win.

  103. Karen says:

    I would LOVE the Swoon patterns!

  104. Karen says:

    Love handmade holidays, so much more meaningful!

  105. mac says:

    Love the necklace and the Stylish Dress book. Thanks for the give away.

  106. Jolyn says:

    I love the bow tie pattern!

  107. Katie in NM says:

    The cookie bouquet is cute!

  108. Charlotte in GA says:

    Love the vest. Maybe my son needs one!

  109. Bekk SK says:

    The boys vest is my favourite. I think my nephew is just the right size for it too.

  110. Rose in UK says:

    The any occasions

  111. Michele N in ID says:

    I really like both of the lace dresses. Not sure I’m brave enough to try them, but I love them.

  112. Theresa says:

    Love this idea! Clothes for a celebration are always good!
    (And yes – the swoon patterns would be fantastic!)

  113. Susan Finch says:

    I am completely intimidated when we get beyond straight lines and simple trim. I’m working up to being brave after this weekend Bink-a-Thon adventure. Then, it’s time to focus on holiday gifts!

  114. Mary Ann in SC says:

    I am hoping to sew a party dress for my little girl this holiday season

  115. I love the bow tie! I really want to make those for the guys in my house.

  116. Kari in WA says:

    I love the necklace and the boys vest!

  117. Kari in WA says:

    The necklace is fun and super cute!

  118. Mandy in Alberta Canada says:

    I love the little boys vest and the pretty necklace! EEK! my sewing list is getting longer with every day and it is only the 4th of Nov!

  119. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Lots of cute gadget carriers! And fun giveaways! Thank you

  120. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    love the Cotton and Curls lace dress!

  121. Lisamarie in CT says:

    The taffeta Christmas dress is really great.

  122. Teresa in NY says:

    Love the pattern on that bowtie

  123. Deb says:

    Thank you so much for these wonderful days of ideas. I look forward to reading each day. Love the gingerbread house ornament!

  124. Jenny says:

    The lace dress is so pretty!

  125. monica in tx says:

    Sewing with taffeta scares me. Must try now!

  126. Natasha P says:

    The DIY Cookie bouquet is such a great and simple idea! I’m totally doing these this holiday season!

  127. Greeblygreebly in WA state says:

    The miniature gingerbread houses are so cute! I have the worst time getting gingerbread houses to stay together. Maybe these would work for me.

  128. Kathyh says:

    The cookie bouquet is perfect.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  129. Lynn Grate says:

    I love all the tutorials today! Keep up the good work!

    Lynn in IN

  130. Megan in Ca says:

    Great ideas! This makes me excited for the holidays 🙂

  131. Greeblygreebly says:

    I could have used that bow tie tutorial a few days ago, a friend of mine’s son was dressing up as The Doctor from Doctor Who for Halloween 🙂 Oops, forgot to say I am in WA state.

  132. Tamie says:

    Cool collection.

  133. Gina from MO says:

    I’m tempted to try making the gingerbread house tree ornament.

  134. cmcdesigns says:

    Loving this entry!! So many fab ideas — Thank you, Haley! — Caitlin in OK 🙂

  135. Janice in IL says:

    Love the bow tie!

  136. Greeblygreebly says:

    I could have used that bow tie tutorial a few days ago, a friend of mine’s son was dressing up as The Doctor from Doctor Who for Halloween 🙂

  137. Lindsay Mattison says:

    LOVE these clever projects! I see fun for my G’daughter and me 🙂

  138. amentzer-vt says:

    The gingerbread ornament wouldn’t make it a season at my house.

  139. Vero in FL says:

    wah… these look like fun

  140. Whitner in SC says:

    I just got the most beautiful handmade bow tie for my husband. He looks so cute, I was wondering how I could make him more, without going crazy. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  141. Connie in Ohio says:

    The children’s dresses are adorable, the Mouse House creations just make you smile! Merry Christmas!

  142. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Boy – a year ago I was scouring the internet for a good bow-tie tutorial. Now there’s an excellent one. Thank you for sharing.

  143. Mary White says:

    The Christmas Dress is adorable!! I’m hoping I find enough time between now and Christmas to make it for my granddaughter!!

  144. Kathy in Pa. says:

    That is one of the exciting things about the holidays from when I was a kid, dressing up. That has continued on for the holidays for now too. Great to see some new ideas.

  145. Amber in UT says:

    Love the flower necklace!

  146. Fun ideas! The suspenders look awesome!

  147. Megan P says:

    Great tutorials! I would live to win the Crafts For Kids or Sewing For All Seasons books!

  148. Lorrie says:

    What fun ideas – I love the boys’ vest, and the bowtie.

    (from Canada)

  149. Jennifer (ontario) says:

    Another inspiring group of projects; and prizes!

  150. Cricket says:

    Those suspenders and bow tie are adorable! I don’t have a boy to dress up, but little girls with enough panache can pull off suspenders, right?
    Cricket in Maine

  151. Amy says:

    Love this fabric flower bib necklace (and ALL the prizes)!

  152. Vanessa says:

    Love the peppermint holiday tags!! And I can’t wait to make the gingerbread house ornaments!!

  153. Stacy says:

    I keep saying I’m going to make one – I just need to buckle down, grab some great fabric, and go for it!

  154. Janet in BC says:

    Cute lace dress…

  155. Lisa Eichholtz-Kentucky says:

    Another fabulous round of projects and awesome prizes!

  156. Sandy in Ohio says:

    The gingerbread house ornaments are really cute!

  157. Bonnie says:

    I was on m way to search for a bow tie pattern and BAM!! here you are. Longtime fan…finding all kinds of inspiration here!

  158. Lea R. says:

    Love those suspenders! Thank you for the gift ideas. MA

  159. Christina from FL says:

    I’m going to have a little boy in a couple of months and I’m thinking he is going to need some suspenders!

  160. Jen says:

    Thanks for some great links!

  161. Those little skirts are so dang cute!

  162. Patty says:

    I like that Bowtie. If only my son would wear one!

  163. Emiline in IN says:

    LOVE the any occasion skirt; can’t wait to make one for my girl! Thanks!!!

  164. Mandi in CO says:

    That lace dress from Cotton & Curls is great!

  165. JenniferB says:

    Hayley’s Norah dress and tunic is so adorable

  166. Lindsay H says:

    I would totally wear that headband!

  167. Christmas parties! I’m glad to see that little girls Christmas dress has sleeves. I’ve yet to understand why stores sell them with short sleeves in the middle of winter.

  168. Wow! Some really gorgeous tutorials today! I think I’d like to try to boy’s vest for my little guy. He’d love it!

  169. JANET IN NJ says:

    Love the boy patterns. It is so hard to find good stuff for the boys.

  170. Linda Fleming CA says:

    A nice selection of ideas – The lace dress pattern looks easy to make; the Swoon patterns would be nice; hats are not for me, but someone would just love them; but I’d love to make the Japanese style dresses!

  171. Ellen from Ohio says:

    I love the children’s Christmas dress – it reminds me of a poinsettia! Thanks for the inspiration!

  172. Java Jane (NC) says:

    Every day is more amazing than the last! Love the lace dress…and the boy tie. And a giveaway book on hats!!! Yowsers!

  173. Kara Moaratty says:

    And I’m in Oregon

  174. Kara Moaratty says:

    That hat book looks fun.

  175. April says:

    Adore that lace dress. I need to make it ASAP!

  176. Jenna in GA says:

    I have to say I hadn’t considered how cute a little boy I know would be in suspenders. What a fun idea!

  177. kim t. says:

    lovely choices – i like the suspenders!

  178. Dawn Frisch in AZ says:

    Love the gingerbread house ornaments!! Those are just too cute for words. Thanks for all of the great ideas for gifts! Now I just have to find the time to make them! LOL Good luck everyone
    Dawn : )

  179. Cari in CO says:

    Such pretty things!

  180. Nancy Matheson says:

    Fun ideas!
    Nancy in GA

  181. Julie says:

    Your blog is helping get me i to the Christmas spirit!

  182. Christine in ohio says:

    Great ideas!

  183. Mary H in CO says:

    I really want to make the cookie bouquet!

  184. Karen A says:

    More great gift ideas. I love this blog series!

  185. Liz Taylor says:

    Great! THANK YOU!

  186. Sam says:

    So much inspiration here! Thank you!

  187. Abigail in TX says:

    The Sewing for All Seasons: 24 Stylish Projects to Stitch Throughout the Year look really fun!

  188. Jenn J in OR says:

    Love the dress tutorials!

  189. Sarah in AZ says:

    You always have the best ideas!

  190. Tasha in MO says:

    The ribbon on the Any Occasion Skirt is GENIUS! Time to get my holiday on…

  191. Susan K says:

    What a lot of fun projects for many different people. There are ideas for every member of the family!

  192. Becky says:

    When my three grown sons were small I would dress them up in bowties, vests, and suspenders all the time (my favorite combo was bowtie, suspenders, and shorts with knee sock. Goodness, those were the days.

  193. Laura says:

    This is great!

  194. Genevieve says:

    Love the lace dresses!


  195. Tracy says:

    Love the bow tie tutorial! I’m making those for my nephews this year.

  196. Anya says:

    Those suspenders are too cute!

  197. Heather L says:

    Love the headband!

  198. Theresa says:

    I’m not a US resident, but thanks for the link to the swoon website, i didn’t know that one! 🙂

  199. Stacy S says:

    Loving so many things from today’s post- the bib necklace, the cookie bouquet and Christmas dress!

  200. Melanie says:

    That bowtie would make a fun stocking stuffer — because bowties are cool 😉

  201. Jane in PA says:

    Such fun books! Would love to win one 🙂

  202. Terri says:

    The dresses are awesome!!!

  203. Carmen says:

    I fell in love with Hayley’s Christmas Dress tutorial the minute I saw the picture!

  204. Linda S. says:

    I love handmade holidays–I always bookmark so many great ideas that I come back to throughout the year. Thanks for doing this feature.

  205. Bobby says:

    I am in love with the suspenders! So cute!

  206. Jenny in CA says:

    So many awesome prizes! Not gonna lie, drooling over the Sewing for the Seasons book. Thanks for the chance!

  207. Judy in OR says:

    More great ideas. I love the bow tie and the fabric flower necklace.

  208. Ali M says:

    Oooh a couple new books I haven’t heard of! Thank you so much for the giveaway! Ali in WA.

  209. Rachel in CO says:

    Love the fancy dresses! Now if only I could get my kids to hold still long enough to wear them!

  210. Kerry in WA says:

    I think there may be a little boys vest and bowtie in my son’s future. So cute! Love the holiday sparkles.

  211. Lauren says:

    These look great

  212. Taryn B says:

    I would love the stylish dress book! Awesome! (And the lace dress is calling my name…)

  213. Sonia in NJ says:

    Great ideas and prizes!

  214. Gill says:

    I love the flower necklace! and I’d love to make a Dorothy Daytripper bag!

  215. Karen says:

    Love the bow tie! Wish I had a young gentleman to make it for.

  216. Rachel says:

    Love the Gingerbread House Ornament!

  217. shannon in WA says:

    I spy at least three items that I just HAVE to create!

  218. Cindi from Georgia says:

    Another set of wonderful tutorials! Thanks for getting them all together.

  219. Barb B in BC says:

    Oh that little guy in the vest is so cute!

  220. Karen says:

    Oh I want to make one of those bow ties for my little guy – how adorable!

  221. Megan says:

    All the gifts are great, but those gingerbread house ornaments are adorable!!

  222. Robynn in CA says:

    Love the suspenders!

  223. Audrey in PA says:

    I love the lace dress! 🙂 Great prizes!

  224. Beth B. says:

    Love that bow tie! Now if only I knew anyone who would wear one… ~Beth in IN

  225. Karen in OH says:

    This is a great start to the holiday crafting season! I am making holiday cards today, so I am in the holiday mood!

  226. Emily in IN says:

    Love the bowtie, and I think hubby would actually wear it!

  227. Cherri says:

    More lovely ideas.

  228. jessicac says:

    The bow tie is the perfect thing to make with those little leftovers.. and hoping I have time to make gingerbread ornaments!

  229. Angela says:

    I’m all for the lace dress tutorial! I looks easy.

  230. Laura says:

    You make me wanna sew!

  231. Heidi O says:

    I’d love to win the Swoon patterns!! That bag is beautiful!

  232. Alyssa S says:

    Such good ideas! Fancy inspiration! (In MN)

  233. Melody says:

    Loving it! You will get me through to Christmas with lots of sweet hond made goodies for all my friends and family. Thank you sew much!!!

  234. Tabitha Klucking says:


  235. Wendy in VA says:

    There are some great sewing books here!

  236. upstatelisa says:

    some very nice looking models!!!!

  237. KHohns says:

    Not sure about Christmas, but that vest, bowtie & suspender combo would be great for Easter! Got it pinned for future sewing – thanks!

  238. Too many awesome tutorials today to choose just one to comment about. I’m going to be busy!

  239. Kate in MO says:

    Love the kids’ tutorials!

  240. LynnH says:

    Those gingerbread houses are the cutest! Nice assortment of books in the prizes too. Thanks again for this fun event.

  241. I was just looking for a project to do with my granddaughter – the craft book would be perfect!

  242. Elizabeth says:

    The Christmas dress is gorgeous!!

  243. Debbie says:

    Cute projects!

  244. Annie in CA says:

    That lace dress is so cute!

  245. Terry says:

    Gingerbread House ornaments? Yes, please! I say every year that I want to start making my gingerbread houses BEFORE Thanksgiving … These will be perfect!

  246. Megan in MN says:

    Bow Ties! Love a good bow tie totorial.

  247. KarenH in OK says:

    I love the look of the Lace Dress and Christmas Dress. I’m going to see if my local fabric store has crushed taffeta, it’s so pretty!

  248. D says:

    Want to try my hand at the bow tie and suspenders, they look fun!

  249. Bess in Utah says:

    I’m definitely trying out the bowtie for the boys in my family.
    The Stylish Dress Book looks fabulous. I might have to buy it if I don’t win it:)

  250. Maddy in TX says:

    I’m dying for that first lace dress and the men’s bow tie.

  251. Jennifer says:

    I love that Dorothy Day Tripper! So cute!

  252. Beth in MI says:

    The lace dress and boy suspenders are both adorable!

  253. L says:

    Those lace dresses are beautiful!

  254. Julia D. says:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  255. Alida in VA says:

    Great projects!! Thanks for sharing!!

  256. Jim in NC says:

    Hmm, not a lot for guys here today, but I really like the bow tie tutorial. Now I just have to learn how to tie it!

  257. Miet in Canada says:

    The flower necklace is lovely.

  258. angelina says:

    i loooooove Yoshiko! i also love that taffeta party dress!

  259. Annette says:

    The little boys vest is so sweet.

  260. Amber from CA says:

    Love the lace dresses! I’ve been wanting to try this so thank you once again for the great inspiration!

  261. Beth says:

    Great books! Thanks from Virginia!

  262. Sarah in NC says:

    Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  263. I love that lace dress pattern!

  264. Jennifer in Missouri says:

    I so wish I had a little girl to sew that adorable dress for!

  265. Audrey in IL says:

    Eeep! I love that bow tie. Totally making one for my husband for Christmas parties this year! Thanks!

  266. Margaret says:

    What a great group of projects. I love Hayley’s Norah dress though, and will have to pin that for projects for my daughter.

  267. Mel in NC says:

    Thanks for sharing the bow tie tutorial – it will make a great fun gift for hubby and brother-in-law!

  268. I love all Martha Stewart books! Why don’t I own that one yet? And that bow tie tute looks too cute!

  269. Amanda says:

    I love those picks! And those cute suspenders!!

  270. Becky - MI says:

    Great prizes again!

  271. Kristin H says:

    So many great ideas!

  272. Kathleen in NV says:

    I have a teen who would LOVE either of the lace dresses. Thank you!

  273. Ramona M. from MI says:

    Love the variety of projects today. Found a couple more I can use for Christmas gifts.

  274. Miranda says:

    So many cute outfits! I love the lace dress!

  275. Steph in NE says:

    I love the fabric flower bib necklace. I’m going to make one for myself and some for gifts.

  276. Holly in MA says:

    Love it!

  277. Laurie says:

    Wow- those are some ambitious projects. Nice collection of ideas.

  278. Franny in PA says:

    I would love any of these prizes, thanks for the chance!

  279. Grace in Canada! says:

    Oh, suspenders. Suspenders for everyone! Hooray!

  280. Anya says:

    Great ideas! Anya in PA

  281. margaret g from New York says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  282. beth says:

    Fun sewing! I’d like to make some bowties for my bowtie wearing college son!

  283. Tina in NJ says:

    When my son was little, I made him several vests for dressy occasions. It’s a great way to use cute kids’ prints. (He was really little!)

  284. Nupur in GA says:

    The fabric necklaces are darling and so is the cookie bouquet!

  285. Molly in Wisconsin says:

    I’ve been trying to come up with an idea for suspenders for my 3yo son. Now that he’s out of diapers, his pants just slide right off lol! Thanks for the link!

  286. BJMarley says:

    Love the Christmas dress. I wish my girls were young enough to wear it.

  287. Amber says:

    Bow tie! Sweet.

  288. Tammy in MI says:

    Fun list of projects! Thanks for the chance to win.

  289. Molly in OR says:

    Suspenders! Oh, my goodness! I will have to try these out on my 3 1/2 year old!

  290. Sarah H says:

    Love the vest!

  291. Mette Larsen says:

    Those Gingerbread House Tree Ornaments are really nice – mayby I’ll make some for my tree this christmas!

  292. Maggie in KY says:

    Would love to have that dress book!

  293. Shirley says:

    I absiolutly love that you are doing this and today I was blown away when I saw the, “” how to make a Men’s Bow Tie, on the Sew Like Your Mom web site!” The pattern is easy and the instructions are simple and straight forward with lots of hints. Wonderful.

    My husband and I are going to a big party this week end and I need a bow- tie to match my dress.

    I am going to try the boys vest from Mother Huddle next! What fun and thank you!
    Shirley, California

  294. Jess says:

    LOVE!! The suspenders are SO adorable. Wonder if I could get my sons to wear them???

  295. Gina in IN says:

    Thank you for the gift ideas. I love the skirt.

  296. connie J says:

    Very cute bow tie!
    Connie (Boulder,CO)

  297. Kati M says:

    I love bow ties!!! And the suspenders!!! I never thought to make my own!!

  298. Rachel says:

    in MN.
    Hoping to win the Stylish Dress Book: Wear with Freedom 🙂

  299. Laura in CT says:

    Oh those suspenders! They would look so cute on my little boys!

  300. SavvyGirlDeborah in NYC says:

    Great collection of ideas. Love the lace dress.

  301. Sarah says:

    I love the bag pattern! Sarah from Maine!

  302. Lee says:

    I love the any occasion skirt and the boys vest! thanks for the inspiration!!
    Lee from MI USA

  303. Jenn in GA says:

    Love this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  304. Louisa S. says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas! – Louisa in NY

  305. Jenn In GA says:

    Loving this series! Thanks for the chance to win

  306. Kristen says:

    Kristen in GA – nice post with fun ideas!

  307. Lydia says:

    Love the holiday attire for little boys! And how fun to be introduced to new blogs and people.

  308. christina says:

    Excellent! My husband is a bow tie wearer and there are nifty fabrics out there I’d like to try.

  309. Brenda De says:

    Love the Christmas dress!

  310. Sonja says:

    These are all amazing! The white dress is gorgeous (wish I still had that kind of figure!)
    and I love the gingerbread house ornament…oh, and everything between the two!

  311. Marge says:

    Ready to get fancied up!

  312. Sarah says:

    Love the bag pattern! Sarah from maine

  313. Catherine says:

    I don’t have any little girls, but that “Christmas Dress” makes me wish I did!

  314. J from IN says:

    Love love love the bow ties, always looking for something homemade for the guys!

  315. Beth in Michigan says:

    My fave today is the flower bib necklace!

  316. Karen in Indiana says:

    I need to make some of the flowers shown in the necklace for hair pins! What a great line-up of prizes today!

  317. Jennifer says:

    I love the crown- perfect addition for our dress up box. And the boys suspenders- so cute!

  318. Lynne in NC says:

    I always look forward to this time of year I see so many great ideas for making Christmas gifts.
    Thanks for putting all these ideas into one place each day during Handmade Holidays!

  319. kristonlion says:

    love that crown headband!

  320. Elsa says:

    I’d love to win the Swoon patterns! It would be lovely to give handmade bags to my firends and family for Christmas.

  321. Anke says:

    How lovely the bow tie is <3
    And how great the swoon patterns are. Thank you for those great giveaways!

  322. Bow ties and suspenders! Those would be fun to make.

  323. Rebecca says:

    the bowtie is too cute.

  324. Gillian Ross says:

    Your list of accessories is just great. Love the bow tie. I’ve always wanted to sew one but never had a man that would wear one! My HB just doesn’t get how gorgeous they look.
    I would love to win the hat book. It looks fabulous!

  325. Charissa G says:

    love all these gift ideas!

  326. Kerican in CA says:

    Love the fabric flower necklace!

  327. Sarah says:

    So many great ideas…ahhh! And The Stylish Dress book looks pretty darn great! Thanks for the giveaway! (Sarah in WA)

  328. Miranda in California says:

    I am so ready to win one of these giveaways!

  329. Claire in CA says:

    Thanks ladies for this awesome November series. The lace dresses look great!

  330. Sona Jacob says:

    Would love to win the swoon patterns!!

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