Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christmas Day Dress

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.


  1. Great dresses. Just what you need for a hot summer's day. Love the fabrics too.