I finished all my Christmas gifts in record time this year. Everything I was giving was finished by 11 p.m. on December 22nd - more than 2 full days before Christmas! And the majority of the gifts were even wrapped the evening of the 23rd, rather than at 3 a.m. on the 25th!
As impressive as this is (to me at least, based on my past performance) there is one thing I did not get done this year - Christmas dresses. With my work schedule I just couldn't manage to squeeze those in.
So what did I wear on Christmas day? Something red-ish and green. A top I made about a month ago from the Scroop Miramar top pattern - with a fun hack.
Puffed sleeves? Festive colors? Comfy and cute? It really was a pretty ideal Christmas top since I couldn't have my planned for dress.
The Miramar pattern comes with two different sleeve options - short or elbow length straight. So how did these fantastically puffy long sleeves come to be? To explain that I'm going to have to back up to about a week before this top came to be.
On impulse that evening I grabbed the Miramar top pattern and a mystery knit I picked up at Walmart a couple years ago.
As I was cutting out this top real quick, barely managing to squeeze it into just over a yard of fabric, I decided to widen the elbow length sleeves just a little bit, and cut out a cuff to gather the extra width into.
I cut those sleeves just about as long as I could manage and as full as I thought was practical.
I cut out a cuff, and about an hour later I had another new Miramar top I absolutely loved - this time with very puffed long sleeves!