Christmas Chameleon

Added Dec 18, 2011

by eliseanna

London, United K...

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Description

I was thrilled when I found this fabric in a remnant bin for a fraction of the cost per metre. It was screaming to be made into something festive but it was an odd length and I couldn’t decide whether to make it into a top (leaving potentially a lot of wasted fabric) or a party frock (but without enough fabric to make much more make than a sleeveless dress) — so I decided to make both. Now I have not just one but 3 holiday outfits and more room in my suitcase for Christmas presents – JOY!

This project has made me eager to design more 2 or 3 for 1 outfits — more on this on my blog which will be up and running in the new year.

Material Notes

A mystery sparkly synthetic and possibly wool weave

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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Women

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  • Andrea_ozzfest_supercrophappy_large

    Dec 24, 2011, 05.09 PMby Andrea Delesdernier

    Great work. The tailoring is wonderful. I love mix n match.

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      Jan 4, 2012, 07.52 PMby eliseanna

      Thank you! I loved wearing them.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 10.09 PMby alexus1325

    Fabulous! What a great mini-wardrobe!

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Jan 4, 2012, 07.52 PMby eliseanna

      Thank you!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 07.39 PMby DummyDressmaker

    I second the calls for a pattern. Fabulous job! I love the versatility, and the fun details. Congratulations on three awesome outfits!

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      Jan 4, 2012, 07.52 PMby eliseanna

      Thank you I will do my best to get a pattern up!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 05.19 PMby samandsky

    This is a wonderful collection!

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Jan 4, 2012, 07.51 PMby eliseanna

      Thanks I had a great time wearing them all!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.34 PMby MusterSchnittchen

    That’s great!!! Well done eliseanna!

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Jan 4, 2012, 07.51 PMby eliseanna

      Thank you very much!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.49 PMby suribabe

    What a good idea.. I love them all

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Jan 4, 2012, 07.51 PMby eliseanna

      Thank you!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.43 PMby pauline alice

    That’s such a good idea! very versatile and yet chic for the holidays. You give me ideas, thanks!

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Jan 4, 2012, 07.51 PMby eliseanna

      Thank you can’t wait to see your version!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 09.07 AMby Mai-der

    WOW!!!! Lovely outfits! It´s a great idea for Christmas!

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Jan 4, 2012, 07.50 PMby eliseanna

      Thanks so much!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 07.04 AMby libbysharf

    I love all 3 outfits!

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Dec 19, 2011, 08.38 AMby eliseanna

      Thank you!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 04.11 AMby lennert

    Stunning! Well done…

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Dec 19, 2011, 08.38 AMby eliseanna

      Thanks very much!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 02.11 AMby surbee

    i love so much about this! do you have a pattern to share?

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      Dec 19, 2011, 08.39 AMby eliseanna

      Thank you! As soon as I figure out how to upload a pattern!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 01.10 AMby turtlegirl00

    how clever and fun! i love it!! wonderful job!

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Dec 19, 2011, 08.39 AMby eliseanna

      Thank you much appreciated.

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    Dec 18, 2011, 11.52 PMby micbrown

    Lovely! Did you use patterns? If so which ones? Also did you make the gold top too and what pattern did you use?

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Dec 19, 2011, 08.40 AMby eliseanna

      I drafted my own (for the grey skirt and top!) Sorry I should have made more clear the top is not my own make (have to credit H&M ;) The trousers are store bought as well. Thank you for the comments!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 09.43 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Very clever solution… and an amzing result!!!!

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Dec 19, 2011, 08.40 AMby eliseanna

      Thanks very much!

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    Dec 18, 2011, 09.25 PMby schnui

    What a great outfit you have created. The fabric is beautiful.

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Dec 19, 2011, 08.40 AMby eliseanna

      THank you! I love a good remnant find :)

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    Dec 18, 2011, 08.52 PMby patti-r

    Great Job on all!!!

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    • Burdacovermaybe2_large

      Dec 19, 2011, 08.41 AMby eliseanna

      Thanks a lot!

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