Last Sunday I made a design sketch of a christmas dress, made the pattern and cut the fabric. And yesterday I finally sewed it all up.
And here it is: My Christmassy Christmas Dress:
The fabric is this Burgundy (well, they call it bordeaux) cotton Stretch velour from the fabric store where I work (they sponsored it, so I can wear it at work and people will be inspired to get the same. And it’s totally working!) and it’s trimmed with this fake fur.
The pattern is actually the Birgitte Basic Tee , elongated into a nice a-line skirt. I then added back darts to avoid the folds in the back. Really easy to do – and as easy to sew as a t-shirt.
As I said – sewing was easy. For the neckline I simply sewed invisible elastic to the wrong side of the seam allowance (just holding it taut – not stretching it) and then folded the seam allowance over and zigzagged from the right side. Only problem was when I cut the strips for the fake fur, I had little bits of fur all over. I stitched the fake fur wrong side to right side of the dress, using a long straight stitch. I overlapped it a bit at the ends.
This was such a fun project, and I’m really happy with the result! I’ve never had a designated Christmas dress before, but I’m going to wear this as many days as I can before Christmas, (and on the holidays) so I’ll be tired of it when Christmas is over…
Are you sewing any Christmas Dresses this year?