January Birthday Gown in Deep Garnet Red with Gold Trim and Snowdrop Corsage

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Here’s the 2011 January birthday dress! I had thought about not doing them this year, actually, but then I had an idea for a March one that seemed like it would turn out beautifully, and now I think I will take another shot at completing a set this year. Now that January is finished, all I will have to do is one for February and I’ll be all caught up for at least a whole week!

I’ve got a good feeling about this year. This year may bring a dress for every month, including poor neglected April, July and August (thanks Liz!). For those of you with January birthdays, I am sorry this one is late; speaking of which, I’m sorry that today’s dress is late in general. Well, Sunday isn’t too bad — and for those of you for whom it is already Monday, well, I throw myself on your mercy.

January’s birth flower is the snowdrop, and the birthstone is the garnet. Incidentally, this is the first January dress I’ve done that I really like. (Technically, I liked the previous year’s dress, but it scanned out really badly and you can hardly see the pattern…)

24 thoughts on “January Birthday Gown in Deep Garnet Red with Gold Trim and Snowdrop Corsage

  1. This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful dresses you’ve ever drawn. If I had that I’d wear it all the time, it looks so comfortable =)

  2. Oh, I like this one. Red’s one of my favorite colors…straight behind purple.
    Can’t wait for the May birthday dress…even though I hate green, it’s associated with emerald, nothing I can do!
    Again, about the dress…I don’t know why, but this one sort of reminds me of the holidays. Strange.

  3. It’s so gorgeous! Gosh I wish I could draw like this. Or had better sewing skillz and could make them into real dresses XD

  4. Wow! That’s completely amazing, as always. I need to show it to my born-in-January friend, who wears mostly black, and hardly ever a dress, but could probably be persuaded to put this on if it were real.

  5. I love this one! :) You have certainly outdone yourself… And I can’t wait for the next birthday gown :) Looking forward to seeing what you do with August…Peridot and the gladiolus… Interesting combination… Anyways, I really love this one <3 Hope to see more and I'm glad you are feeling better, Liana!

  6. I just wanted to say that I’ve only just discovered your site and now I don’t know how I survived without it! You just might be my idol! Finally – the most amazing outfits I have seen in my long addiction to paper dolls!

  7. Artemis, it probably reminds you of the holidays because it’s red and gold. Considering it that way, it looks to me like something a holiday angel would wear.

  8. Hey Liana,
    Love this, it’s so beautiful. So glad you’re feeling better. Can’t wait til you do the February dress-purple is my favourite colour and I was born in Feb. I also always love your feb dresses!

  9. I love this, my granny was born in January and she would have adored this dress. Fingers crossed for July.

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