After years of dreaming of sewing a Christmas Dress for myself, a dress was made this year. And finished in time to actually be worn to Christmas events, even though the last seam was sewn in the wee hours of the night before Christmas Eve day. Whew!
Paisley Pirouette creates a beautiful Christmas dress for herself each year, and I have admired her work and longed to do the same for the longest time. She made the prettiest dress again this year you can see here. We both realized on Instagram, after each of our dresses had been made, that we had chosen the same color of fabrics! Love that thought!
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Joann Fabric Store and felt it would be perfect for my Christmas dress. This pattern is for a stretch knit and for some strange reason I thought this corduroy had some 'stretch' in it when picking it out in the store, but in the middle of making my dress became very aware that there is nary any stretch to speak of. After referring to my photo below that I snapped in the store the day of purchase, I must've been in some sort of fabric fog when I purchased this, as there is clearly no stretch content noted in this fabric. Thankfully it still worked okay for this pattern.
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Nice Dress! Thanks, I made it! These photos, below, of an Antonio Melani dress in our local Dillard's Department Store were the inspiration for my dress.