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Mel's Christmas Dress

Added Dec 3, 2010

by missymellie

Sydney, Australia






Being a massive loser and big kid over Christmas, I’ve always wanted to sew myself a special Christmas-themed dress. I wore this one last night to my work Christmas party and will host my own party later on in the month wearing it (as long as there are no stain-producing food accidents!)
This one was inspired by a couple of 50s patterns I own, but I ended up drafting the boddice myself after I got frustrated with the pattern and then almost ran out of fabric (thus the large red midriff section). The skirt is just gathered and contains a good 5m of fabric.

Material Notes

The fabric was called “Colourful Christmas Holly, White,” ha. It’s 100% cotton and was found in the Christmas fabric selection at work (Spotlight- fabric store).




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    Dec 22, 2011, 12.57 PMby bernieandi

    Lovely dress. Also you are really pretty!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 04.49 AMby Nermina Croata

    It looks gorgeous ! I love this 50’s style ! Why don’t they have more of patterns like these on Burda website ? Don’t they realize that there are many women who would appreciate more of these beautiful 50’s dresses ?! People please upload some of these patterns !!!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 04.37 AMby jened1430

    Yes the middrift makes the dress…gives it some extra style. Are there any instructions on how to make this? I’m new, I could try and wing it, but I really want to learn how to follow patterns and such.

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    Dec 9, 2010, 02.49 AMby denise2003

    Absolutely perfect! The “accident” was a happy one. Without the red midriff the dress would not be nearly as eye-catching, and it looks great on you.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.43 PMby rebeccaaa

    You are adorable in that dress. Good job girl!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.32 PMby tabyaby

    I LOVE it! Great work! It suits you perfectly. I’d LOVE to be as brave as you and just put something together out of different patterns. And the red midriff is just perfect. :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 11.29 AMby elegantmusings

    So cute! Even though the wide midriff piece was an “accident”, I really like the punch of color. :)

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    Dec 5, 2010, 08.43 PMby ellohdesign

    super cute! perfect for a holiday party

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    Dec 4, 2010, 01.21 PMby violetta089

    The dress looks adorable! Great fabric, and the fit is perfect!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 10.18 AMby lie

    so cute!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 09.37 AMby corinneski

    Just gorgeous! Just right for a hot, humid Downunder Chrissie Day.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 08.10 AMby zaarissima

    very beautiful!!!!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 02.34 AMby wackyblonde

    Your Christmas dress is very pretty. The colour suits you beautifully.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 01.12 AMby Julia Gulia

    That is such a pretty dress you’ve made!! Well done, it looks beautiful.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 01.04 AMby cherwinamy

    Hooray for finally making your Christmas dress! You look super cute! (and I like the red band.)

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    Dec 4, 2010, 12.46 AMby analogue

    Love it! The dress really suits you :)

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    Dec 4, 2010, 12.38 AMby mmmenta

    i love it!! i wish i could make one like that for myselfffffffffffff!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 11.42 PMby nellyvdb

    Wow, your dress looks perfect, red strip and all, and it makes me jealous I am in Canada, where I would freeze to death wearing such a beautiful dress outside!

    Excellent job!

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