For this challenge I have used Julie Williams 'Seasonal Dresses' and 'Seasonal Sweaters' for the basic pattern. Julie often gives her designs a name but these plain patterns are just called basic dress and sweater patterns. As you can imagine, I found displaying the clothes to show them at their best very hard but I have a little manikin ornament, which turned out to be just the right size to show off my miniature creations.
When I first started making these clothes for my niece's Christmas elves I just randomly picked some of Julie's patterns, I gave no thought to a Christmas theme or 'twinning' the dresses and jumpers - that idea came a few days later. However, once I came up with the idea I did go back to my earlier creations and try to make them look like a pair and, where there was no obvious winter theme I added beads and charms to give them a more 'seasonal' feel. I have tried to do this for the dress and jumper in today's post.
Each dress and jumper is fastened at the back by a small button.