Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sew Weekly Challenge: Free For All or the "I'm Not Wearing A Coat Today Dress"

Friends, first of all, HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all who celebrate! May you get everything you wished for and surround yourself with people you love.  And alcohol.  I'm currently drinking my Woodchuck cider and blogging under some serious blankets.

We are celebrating this holiday with the Grand family, and it is surprisingly warm outside.  For the first time in a long time, I was able to venture outside without a coat on Christmas.  It was quite refreshing!  (The above blankets are necessary because my parents have a very chilly house.  There are many Steelers blankets floating around.)

I wanted to make a dress for this festive occasion.  Sometimes I feel like important (or highlight of the week) events are a good reason for making a new outfit.  Oh, I'm going to a party?  Must make myself a new top to wear.  I do this all the time, and the holidays are no different.  For this particular holiday, I made Simplicity 2549 in a FABULOUS fabric that has been lounging in my stash this whole year.  I've been itching to use it and this challenge gave me the perfect opportunity.

It's a very lightweight cotton, so it's perfect for sunny Christmas days or spring/summertime outings. 

I did not line the dress, but it does have a neckline facing that came out quite nicely.  I definitely prefer the A-line skirt to the version that I made here.

Close up of the fabric.  Isn't it totally fab???  I wish I could remember who I got it from so I could ask that person where I could get more.  All the outline details are in gold and the whole dress just shines when the light hits it.  It definitely turned out better than I could have hoped!

A close up of the sleeve.  I just love my puffy sleeves.

Happy Holidays, my fantastic friends!  I hope you are having amazing weather wherever you are,  and safe travels if you are away from home!!

Wishing you the happiest and bestest day EVER, Meg and Rob


  1. Totally epic dress a great finish of a fun sewing year. Merry Christmas my friend xx

  2. Gorgeous dress!!! Merry Christmas to you and Rob!!

  3. Merry Christmas to you too, Meg! Very nice dress - great choice of fabric!

  4. lovey, lovey, lovey! Merry Christmas doll! xoxoxoxo

  5. It's lovely! The fabric is beautiful and the dress looks great. Merry Christmas!