A Christmas dress

This year I was expecting automatically that Oktober would be Frocktober. For two years this had been the Oktober theme. Already in August I was thinking about the dress I was going to make. I’m not one who wear lots of dresses so finding a suitable pattern was a mission in itself. Last July I made the Drapey Knit Dress from the book Fashion with Fabric that was released after the third serie of The Great British Sewing Bee.

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Finding another dress pattern that would suit me isn’t an easy job. There are some reasons why I’m not so keen on dresses. First I find a pair of trousers comfortable when I’m traveling and second I’ve very broad shoulders and a slim waist and hip size.

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Kat and Mel made a different choice to my relief. One week before Christmas I still hadn’t any clue what I would make. My rescue was Chris Moose. When I decided to make him for Christmas I came across fabric and a magazine that I had bought more then two years ago at an annual fabric market.

The joke is that it was originally bought to make a dress for Christmas and hey presto: there is was my amnesty contribution. The dress was made in three evenings. It has a beautiful fit and I’m very pleased with the result. If you would like to read more about the fitting issues and the alterations I’ve made click here.

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