Christmas dress disasters part one

4:49 pm

teal floral dress 6

December is such a busy month for everyone, I've been caught up in the usual whirlwind of school nativity's, concerts and carol services, plus teaching at a few special events for Ministry of Craft, which has all meant not much sewing time for me. (Although a rather dodgy photo of me teaching did make it on to the Laura Ashley blog.)

I really wanted a new dress to wear for Christmas, and managed to carve out a few moments here and there to start, yesterday finally having a good block of time to get it finished...that is until I realised I'd made an epic mistake while cutting out....but I'll save the details of that for another day!
Feeling very cross with myself, I abandoned my first Christmas dress and cut out two more. I finished this one yesterday afternoon.

teal floral dress 5

I've had this fabric for about 18 months, bought in Abakhan in North Wales. You can't really see from the photos (cursed midwinter in the north west!), but it is a lovely teal blue with cream and mustard flowers. A jersey knit, but a fairly stable one. I'd been wondering what to make with it, and considered a lady skater, but I wasn't convinced the knit could cope with the negative ease without the pattern distorting over my boobs. I wondered if it'd work with my basic bodice block, and it did!

Honestly, the whole dress was a bit of a make it up as I go along project, and although the final result is pretty and quite flattering, it's not really a Christmas Dress, so I wore it today instead. I think it is a nice everyday kind of dress....meanwhile it's back to trying to fix christmas dress number one, and wondering if I will have time to finish back up christmas dress number three just in case!

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  1. Anonymous6:51 pm

    It's lovely!

  2. It looks great!

  3. I think it looks lovely too. Can't wait to see the other(s)!

  4. Lovely fabric, great fit a definite success. I guess it's the epic mistakes we learn from. Happy Christmas.

  5. I am so in love with your boots where were they from?


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