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My Christmas Dress

I was downtown a couple of weeks ago, wanting to find something new to wear for Christmas. After plowing through several clothing stores it dawned on me; why don’t I make my own dress? The fabric was an impulse buy pretty much, and then it was home to construct the pattern. I made a one-piece dress (with one piece I mean one peice lengthwise) with lace trim. The neckline was a bit difficult to form and it didn’t turn out very well. The dress is nice, that’s it. I’m not overly proud, but I sure know that for next Christmas I will prepare better!

Project Summary:

Pattern: Self-drafted with the help of pattern book.

Fabric: Probably a polyester blend. Lining fabric.

Notions: Two types of lace. Invisible zipper.

Project grading: A rushed project and my first attempt at drafting my own pattern. I did wear the dress for Christmas but haven’t since. A project to learn from, the dress isn’t well made, but it is my first self-drafted pattern.