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Mum's Christmas Dress

Added Feb 19, 2013

by natski

Sydney, Australia






Just over a week before Christmas i asked mum what would she like as a gift for Christmas, she replied that she would like something hand made- and there began my very quick decision to make her a dress!

Based on 12/2011 Long sleeve maxi dress #120, i decided to remove the sleeves and turn into a cocktail length. I used crepe knit jersey, which meant no lining was required, but i introduced bias binding around the neck and arms.

Unknown to mum, i ‘borrowed’ one of her dresses, so the fit ended up pretty good!

Christmas day came and she was surprised and liked her gift, which made the late nights completing the dress all worthwhile!!

Material Notes

Crepe Knit jersey




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Jan 18, 2014, 12.14 PMby Deanna31

    Hi, great dress! I really want to do the same neckline as you’ve done. Was it pretty easy to do? On the original pattern was both sides of the neckline stitched together, just lower?

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    Feb 28, 2013, 04.39 AMby rockclimber88

    My instructions didn’t download properly, could you email me yours? Mine are garbled, starting with step 2! Thanks, Katlyn

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    Feb 19, 2013, 03.47 PMby Mary Athey

    Its a fab dress and it’s so lovely on your mum. Fab colour as well. I love what you’ve done with this pattern x

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    Feb 19, 2013, 01.17 PMby aggelicat .)

    very nice!!!

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