Added Dec 15, 2011
(sorry for the lousy pictures)
This is a dress that I made for Christmas last year. I chose it as my Christmas dress because the bust makes me think of a giant bow. The pattern is Simplicity New Look 6699, with self-drafted skirt.
The skirt isn’t a full circle skirt, but it’s as close as I could get with the fabric I had left. (I didn’t buy enough! D= )
I call this the feel-better dress because it’s what I pull out to wear when a sewing project goes wrong, or I’m feeling low-self-esteem. I rock this dress, and I made it. Booyah.
Quilting cottn, and i need to line it, because as it is, it tends to cling to any tights I wear underneath it. The pattern on the fabric has little shooting stars, so I wear this dress on the Fourth of July, too. Then I don’t freeze to death, like I did last Christmas.
The color is more accurate in the first picture, but you can see the pattern better in the second.
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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