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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Christmas Frock In A Day

OK so here was the challenge - would the Christmas fabric I ordered online arrive before the jive party on Saturday? Could I run up a frock in a day? 

The answer is yes and yes!


I really fell for the range of Christmas crafting fabrics from Sherri Berry - mostly used for patchwork I suppose and small craft projects. Making a frock out of such seasonal fabric limits me to how often I’d wear it - although at first glance the Christmas titles on the record sleeves are not blindingly obvious, neither are the snowflakes on the background        …        from a distance
It was the dinky record players that made this fabric oh so perfect for the rock 'n' roll party at my regular jive dance class.



I had wanted to use this vintage pattern from the stash I blogged about here ... 



But on opening the packet - disaster! All the dress pattern pieces were missing - I could have made the cape, but that wouldn’t have covered much and baby it’s cold outside…
So it was back to trusty old New Look 6375.
The frock did only take a day to put together (although I pre-washed the fabric the day before) as I’ve said it’s such a simple pattern.
I think I could have pressed the seams a little better before I went out mind you!



Right that’s it - I’ve made 6 frocks from this pattern and it’s time to move on, get out of my comfort zone ...
... which is exactly what I did for the Christmas poinsettia swing dress I made along side this one - next post folks!

3 comments:

Aimee Marieee said...

Too super cute! Best thing I've seen on Sew Retro recently for sure! So nicely tailored and love it coupled with the leopard print sweater!

Thimbleanna said...

You. Look. Mah....velous!!! Ohmygosh -- that dress is just too cute. I'd love to be able to see you dance -- I'll bet it's super fun. Congratulations on a smashing success!!!

ooobop.com said...

This dress is gorgeous. I love that fabric. How disappointing that the pieces weren't in the packet. I feel your disappointment!

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