Early in December, I had the thought to make myself a Christmas dress. I actually had the ambitious thought that I would make several Christmas dresses. Someday I will either a) battle down the procrastination monster and actually achieve my ambitions or b) just acknowledge that it’s not gonna happen. I barely squeaked out this one dress in time for Christmas. It’s sorta kinda historybounding because I used my self-drafted pattern for a 15th century gown (obviously shortened for modern wear). But then the ruffled-ribbon trim and elbow-length sleeves are more 18th century design features, not to mention the modern print. So I guess it’s just a mish-mash of things I like. I didn’t get a close up of the ribbon, but I am proud of that – I did all that folding and measuring and pinning myself, then stitched it down the center to hold. I didn’t want to flatten it too much because I liked the textural interest it gives.
I make my contribution to a long line of kitschy tree + dress pictures
A little bit better look at the ribbon
Close up of the fabric. Cardinals, poinsettias, and holly, oh my!
Future Christmas dresses that did not happen this year. But now I’ve shown you and you all can pester me about it next December.