Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Just made in time ...

... to wear tomorrow for Christmas Day! All this little dress needed was hemming ~ ho, hum, I kept putting it off for a few days for some reason. Anyway, nothing like the thought of sewing on Christmas Eve to get the mojo in full gear. So here is the unveiling of Vogue 8766 ... 
This is the front, simple, but well fitting. It is the sleeveless version ~ yes, it is the middle of summer here and sleeves just are not going to be an accessory at this time of year. What a great dress to sew. It was fairly straight forward from the start, simple lines, a few darts and voila! A new dress emerged. 
I love the spottiness of this fabric, it is a Japanese cotton that has just the most gorgeous cool feel to it ~ but I did interline each piece as the white was a bit see-through for my liking. 
And because of the interlining, I deleted all the neck and armhole facings and just used plain white bias binding to finish the edges ~ sooooo easy! 
Just look at that invisible zipper ~ I am proud of it. Downside, or learning curve for the future, would be to consider the pattern placement next time when working with an obvious printy fabric like this. But in all honesty, I don't think this fabric actually had a regular pattern to the print that could have been matched up ... not sure if it really matters or not...!?! This dress is my December contribution to Make a Garment a Month ~ just in time...

All in all this was a quick and easy dress to whip up, very cool and comfortable and will be super for Christmas Day. Hope you all have a very enjoyable day wherever you are in the world ... and I do hope Santa is good to you all .... J

*Updated to show the dress at the end of a very long and hot Christmas Day! After several dips in the pool, the champagne popping and way too much Christmas food the dress is just the most comfortable ever ... J


32 comments:

  1. Oh, you had me at polka dots! Happy Christmas Judith...you will be looking so pretty in this dress!

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  2. Gorgeous! I was on the hunt today for navy me white fabric so love that as well :) Merry Christmas!

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  3. Oh, the fabric is lovely and so is that invisible zipper! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  4. A very lovely very fresh looking Christmas dress. Merry Christmas.

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  5. It's a lovey dress and just in time for Christmas. Cold here on the other side of the world, please send us some sunshine. Merry Christmas, Nancy from PugMom Quilts!

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  6. Judith you did a wonderful job constructing that dress and it is sooo cute!

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  7. I agree with everyone. Your dress is beautiful and wonderfully constructed. I bet it fits you well, too. Nice job Judith and happy holidays to you and your family.

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  8. I love spots - your dress looks fabulous and it doesn't matter about the matching. I think you'd drive yourself crazy trying to match those! Merry Christmas Judith.

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  9. wonderful. Just wonderful! Nice finish. g

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  10. The dress is lovely. I like polka dots also. Thanks for the interlining/facing tip. It will save time and avoids bulk. :)

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  11. That is just beautiful! Such a great, summery fabric!

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  12. Judith, this is beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful/Blessed Christmas.

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  13. Merry Christmas Judith - hope your day is going well, as is ours ! Love a polka dot and your dress is gorgeous. Xxx

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  14. What a fun polka dot dress!

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  15. It's a gorgeous dress...I love the fabric. Hope you have a lovely Christmas

    xx

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  16. I was waiting to see what those spots looked like - very nice - and the red beads and belt suit the dress too. Good for the occasion - comfortable to wear, but pretty as well :).

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  17. Very cute dress, just right for the occasion.

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  18. I'm with Sue, you had me with polka dots lol! love how it turned out, you did a fantastic job!
    Helen

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  19. I love the spottiness of the dress too! I bet you look fabulous in it.

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  20. Love navy and white spots, it is such a class and cool look. Hope you had the most wonderful Christmas.

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  21. Wow! It's fabulous! Love the navy, white and red together. And you are so right. Sleeves are not a good accessory in this heat! Love the neat look of the white bias too. :)

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  22. Very smart dress. Looks great with the red belt.

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  23. There is not much nicer than navy & white spots. Love the dress with the red belt and beads.

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  24. Looks great and I love red belts! Win win!

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  25. Super dress - dots are always a winner! Merry Christmas :)

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  26. Gorgeous dress!! I absolutely love it.

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  27. Fabulous. Well done. Your dress looks like it would be very comfortqble to wear. Cheers, Karen

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  28. What a sweet dress. Hope you had a wonderful Xmas!

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  29. I love polka dots! Your dress looks great and fits you very well. Did I say that I love polka dots--yes I do! Hope your Christmas was a good one and Happy New Year to you!

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  30. Love your Christmas dress and it looks great even after a long day. If my Spotlight had the navy spot I would have bought that too!

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  31. Great dress. I do love spots! Spotlight is so random with their fabrics. This fabric is gold. Good luck with your sewing projects this year!

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