If there's one thing I've learned from going to Target approximately eight times a week, it's that as soon as Christmas is over, it's Valentine's Day. So really, I'm very late with making V-Day attire.
Now let me speak to holiday clothing. I'm a sucker for it. I want every scrap of seasonal fabric I see. But I make myself hold off (well, except at Christmas; I'm not that strong). See, I want my kids to be able to wear their clothing over and over again, and that's a little tougher to do if the clothes are too closely tied to a specific date.
That's why Noelle's Valentine's Day dress is a pinkish red and has a heart but doesn't scream February 14th. I think I found a good compromise. What do you think? She seems happy enough with it and her bear valentine. :)
bias-tape neckline with a button closure in the back...
...sleeve facing in a coordinating flower fabric...
(this is my favorite sleeve of the moment; tutorial coming soon!)
...which matches the heart pocket. And if you have a pocket, you may as well fill it with cars, right??