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My Christmas Dress!

December 27, 2016

Despite my love of novelty print fabrics, my December 2016 project for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network represents my first ever Christmas-themed dress.  I loved the red fabric print with black and white reindeer, some stripy, some spotty, some floral and some plain – it seemed Christmassy but not too babyish.  Better still, it was 60” wide so I only needed 2m to make pretty much any dress I wanted.

Simplicity 'Amazing Fit' 1606

Simplicity ‘Amazing Fit’ 1606

The week before making this, I rediscovered a dress I made with Simplicity Amazing Fit 1606.  I put it on and instantly loved the style and the fit.  Recently I’ve been sewing and wearing more practical clothing: straighter skirts, layers, plainer colours, less shaping etc (pinafore dresses especially), and putting on this fit and flare dress made me feel like I was going to back to an older version of me that had got pushed to the background somehow.  This style of dress is what I think of as being my ‘signature style’ – colourful novelty print with fitted bodices and swishy skirts.  It felt good, and I wanted more!

If you want to read a bit more about the making of the dress, or see more pictures, there’s a fuller account over on the Minerva blog here.  I accessorised the dress with a plain black sash belt, and this amazing reindeer ring!  I hope you all had a good holiday period, and that despite the difficulties facing the world in 2017, you can find some happiness, somewhere!

Reindeer ring!

Reindeer ring!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Ruth Meek permalink
    January 10, 2017 9:28 pm

    It’s beautiful!!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 10, 2017 10:05 pm

      Thank you! I wore it for New Year with a huge frilly petticoat under 🙂

  2. Lynsey permalink
    January 11, 2017 9:56 am

    Awesome dress, I love the fabric and it fits you perfectly.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      January 11, 2017 2:20 pm

      Thank you! 😊

  3. October 16, 2017 6:38 pm

    Oh my god, your dress is adorable!!!!!!!!! I might just have to make myself a novelty print Christmas dress this year! Thank you for the inspiration!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 16, 2017 6:47 pm

      Looking forward to digging it out again! Definitely make your own xxx

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