This dress was NOT a christmas present. This dress was a birthday present for my sister's thirteenth birthday. In July.
I showed her the Valentine Dress design from Built By Wendy Dresses, (a really, really cool book- try to find it at your library). We discussed a few alterations and color choice, and I finally got it done in time to give it to her. On Christmas Eve
Oh well, right? Also done that week were Aidan's birthday "mint chocolate Grinch cupcakes." My hands hurt for two days after piping these. These were for his family party, his friend party is coming up later this month.