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My Yellow Christmas

Added Jan 21, 2014

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






Every year on Christmas I select one colour to decorate the Christmas tree and the table – an my own outfit of course. This time it was yellow.

I had the Vogue Kay Unger Pattern V1302 since longer in my head, so it was pretty clear what would happen with the wonderful silk charmeuse from the fall-winter collection 2011 of Luca Luca.

The only problem was that, because of my 3D Trenchcoat , I only had 1 week to make this dress, and I also had to buy the presents and and do the decoration (cooking ist he task of my husband :-))

The muslin dress fitted me perfectly – such a luck! The drapes over the bust and back are applied above the dress, so I didn´t that fort he muslin, because that wouldn´t affect the fitting – big mistake!

I my hurry I applied the drapes over the finished dress and noticed only at the end that they were to small! They tightened over tha bust and back so that I couldn´t even breathe!

In the panic I made the mistake (instead of cutting those drapes again), to try to gain some inches from the seam allowances. At the and I can at least breathe, but it still tightens and at the armholes you can see the lining (although I sewed it twice).
Furthermore I had to adjust the drapes by hand at many places, because they didn´t sit properly.

Anyway – my dress was finished in time! But for yellow tree decoration didn´t remain any time (you can´t buy this colour), so the tree became gold-white rather than yellow.

Even though I was a little disappointed about this dress at the beginning – I already wore it several times and I love it :-)

And now I now: this year I will start with the Christmas preparations already in summer!

Material Notes

Silk Charmeuse from the Luca Luca Collection Fall-Winter 2011 // Lining: Silk Habotai




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear

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    Jan 28, 2014, 11.02 PMby Elizabeth Glinka

    Hi there! Is so nice to have You here . Your job is fab! I wish You will have your website also in English. Do You sew for living ?

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      Jan 29, 2014, 08.10 AMby cris orange

      Hi Elizabeth, thank you a lot for your lovely comment! For the moment I just sew as a hobby for my own pleasure, but maybe one day I’ll try to start a little business…

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    Jan 28, 2014, 03.24 PMby trploceanmoon

    Lovely!! I love that fabric! I would love to go fabric shopping with you!! :-) Great dress, and great table!

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      Jan 28, 2014, 05.00 PMby cris orange

      thank you Amy! to be honest, I mostly buy my fabrics on the big wide www…

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    Jan 25, 2014, 12.28 PMby nrobson

    bit of a stunner x

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    Jan 25, 2014, 09.30 AMby liliv-1

    It’s a wonderful dress and it looks perfect on you! And I like your Christmas table!

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      Jan 25, 2014, 09.54 AMby cris orange

      Thank you liliv! Yellow is my absolutley favourite colour :-)

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    Jan 22, 2014, 09.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very lovely dress indeed! I’m sure you will remember your yellow Christmas :-)

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      Jan 23, 2014, 07.08 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Ellen!

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    Jan 22, 2014, 06.15 PMby slmnstyle

    Gorgeous dress and it looks so wonderful and flattering on you! I love your Louboutin stiletto shoes too :)

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      Jan 23, 2014, 07.08 PMby cris orange

      thank you! I love my loubis too :-)

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    Jan 22, 2014, 06.24 AMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful dress cris. I love this style of dress (i have this pattern) and you look fabulous . Your xmas table looks exquisite as well x

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      Jan 23, 2014, 07.05 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Mary! if you want to sew this dress, be careful with the drapes, try them before on muslin! especiallly bacause you also have more volume than me in the front :-)))

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      Jan 24, 2014, 10.13 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks cris and what a nice way to say volume instead of boobs lol. Thank you for your advice and i will bear it in mind when i get round to making it. X

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    Jan 22, 2014, 01.39 AMby tomako

    I love your fabric! The dress came out beautifully.

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      Jan 23, 2014, 07.03 PMby cris orange

      thank you! I love the fabric too, it feels so good to touch :-)

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