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Christmas Dress - Vogue 8825

Added Dec 10, 2012

by sewwrong

Boston, Massachu...






I needed a “festive” dress for my coworker’s Christmas party, I loved the retro feel of the pattern, and I had this funky red and black fabric begging to be made into something fun. Perfect!

I’ll be honest – it’s the fabric that’s doing all the work and really makes this dress. I love that the giant paisley paired with the dramatic sleeve give it a retro-cool vibe, hence my cheesy pose above! I was a little worried that with so many pattern pieces, the print would be broken up and not work well, hence the reason I originally thought of using this fabric for a maxi dress. But really, this print is so crazy that it didn’t even matter. I’m really glad that I bought the three yards of fabric that I thought I needed for that maxi dress, otherwise this dress would never have happened. I’ll be getting more wear out of this dress for sure this winter, even though it’s quite bold and loud.

More at my blog: sew wrong.

Material Notes

ITY Jersey from Metro Textile, NYC




Garment Type

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    Dec 30, 2012, 09.18 AMby Miss77787

    That dress look so good on you. And that fabric is incredible. Do you know which fabric company has made it? Or where I can find some of that fabric? ;)

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      Dec 30, 2012, 05.27 PMby sewwrong

      Metro Textile in NYC – my favorite fabric haunt in the Garment District! The owner, Kashi, is incredibly helpful and has the best selection of knit jersey I’ve ever seen.

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    Dec 30, 2012, 12.42 AMby krunamagiar

    The dress look soooooooooooooo perfect on you!! I love bold pattern

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      Dec 30, 2012, 05.27 PMby sewwrong

      Thank you so much! I was originally planning to use this fabric for a maxi dress but I’m glad I didn’t.

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    Dec 29, 2012, 02.57 PMby flowergirl22

    fab design, great colours

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    Dec 29, 2012, 09.41 AMby Anniemollison

    I love it.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 09.26 AMby kihli

    Great dress, have a merry christmas party with it!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 09.08 AMby Karen Thoonen

    I like the sleeves of this dress very much!

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      Dec 30, 2012, 05.27 PMby sewwrong

      The sleeves are what sold me on the pattern, they’re so fun!

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    Dec 11, 2012, 06.54 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Hi sewwrong! Love the dress and the photography.

    I noticed that the first 2 lines of your text came through teeny tiny. This sometimes happens when an extra space is left before the first letter. Oh the technical quirks…

    Thank you for sharing this great project.



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      Dec 11, 2012, 10.17 PMby sewwrong

      Thanks so much!! Didn’t even realize that

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    Dec 11, 2012, 11.45 AMby Ruth Meiland

    Youre dress is great, love the print!!

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    Dec 11, 2012, 06.06 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress. The.sleeves are great.and the.fabrics lovely. Great photos as well x

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    Dec 11, 2012, 03.20 AMby loisvolk

    What a stunning dress! The fabric is fantastic!

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