I volunteered to help make costumes for our Church's Christmas Pageant this year. I used the same McCall's Pattern 2854 as Miss V's Trixie the Halloween Fairy costume. I did make them in the full length. I also used a pretty white crushed panne' velvet. It wasn't a stark white, but more of a winter white. I ended up making five Angels with this pattern. At the last minute one of the girls had to switch and be a Wiseman. For the wings and halo, they were purchased through Buy Costumes.
For Gabriel's costume I used Simplicity 4797 pattern since the young lady playing him was a bit older and taller. I made the dress and put gold trimming on the bottom of the dress and down the sleeves. For her belt I used a gold twisted rope. The wings and halo also came from Buy Costumes, but a different style.
Here is a close up of the gold trimming. It was very pretty.
I totally forgot how that I love to sew simple things. I even told Miss V that I found a pattern to make pajama pants and she wanted of course MONKEY ones. On one trip through Joann's she found every single fabric that had monkeys on it.