As our xmas days are always very hot here I wanted some cool to wear that didn't have any sleeves. I decided to try New Look 6810 ( the brown version ) and make it into a dress.
I have made this before in a woven review here and also in a knit. I really liked it in the knit and thought it would look summery in a fabric that I picked up at Textile Traders. I am really happy with how it turned out and it was so comfortable to wear on Xmas day with all the eating!!
I think the hem length is a little long and may go ahead and shorten it a couple of inches to my knees.
My little Lucy who is eleven always likes a new xmas dress too so I just draped this on her and sewed a back seam. It has a second layer of fabric at the bust which goes around the back forms hanging ties. For something so simple it looked so pretty on her.