Sunday, November 27, 2011

a christmas dress

This will be mostly wordless. I broke out in hives all over, likely due to eating...something? Current fore runner is some chicken tikki masala, which kills me as that's one of my favorite dishes! So this post is brought to you via Blogging On Benedryl.

Thanksgiving: (By the way, we went with a sausage stuffing recipe that was AWESOME. thanks for the suggestions!)

birch tree
table set
plates

And post Thanksgiving sewing - I knew that I had ordered way too much white silk this spring when I made my wedding dress, but I figured it could be put to good use making Christmas dresses for the nieces. So this weekend out came some of the white shantung and silk crepe de chine from Susan Khalje's store.

This stuff was a dream to sew and press and I spent a lot of time just holding the silk up to the light and petting it. I'm not the only one who has the sit and fondle the fabric before diving in, right?

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I used New Look 6907 for Kate's dress. My sister asked for a plain white dress so that they could add different colored sashes and get more use from it. My favorite part was picking out the laces to use.... I have a weakness for going into MJ and buying lace "because I'll use it someday on little dresses for the nieces."

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Here's the insides... I just zigagged the armholes where the lining met instead of using more bias binding. It is just a kids dress, so I didn't want to go TOO crazy.

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Good luck to all those starting up on Christmas sewing - may your sewing machines be quick and the mistakes few! ;)

3 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Lovely Christmas Dress, and can I please have your china????

Cindy said...

so sweet! and I second on the china!

bowsprite said...

hope you are feeling better! give the chicken tikki another chance when you are well and ready!!

such beautiful dresses! your nieces' dresses reminded me of the flower girl dresses my mother made for my little sister and me for my (much older) big sis' wedding! I remember lots of sequins, but not much lace. Lucky nieces!!!