Christmas Dress!

Hey there! I’m so excited to share with you my Christmas dress for this year. I designed it with inspiration from the 50s. I had a couple bumps in the road but it turned out beautiful. I’m so proud of this dress and it was so fun to wear.

This dress was made from crepe backed satin but was originally going to be made from real satin but I didn’t buy enough and the color was discontinued. The fabric frayed really badly so I had to use pinking sears on most of the edges. I used three yards of it to make the whole dress. I didn’t put a zipper in this dress because I was able to put it on over my head. Since I didn’t have a zipper I decided to tie the shoulder sash in the back.

I used the pattern for my homecoming bodice for this dress. I did a gathered skirt made with a rectangle the was 24×96 and used roughly 3 yards for the skirt. I used two rectangular pieces for the shoulder sash and gathered them in the middle. I might have finished it at the last minute but it turned out so amazing . I can’t believe it turned out so pretty. So perfect for christmas!

My Pattern Making Must Haves

I make most of the patterns I use, that’s mostly because I don’t like following the instructions in pre-made patterns. They are very confusing and cause you to take unnecessary steps. There are some things that I usually use in the making of my patterns and I decided to make a list for you.

  • Wrapping Paper
    • I use wrapping paper because it is cheaper than pattern paper and you buy it with 1 inch grid lines which makes it easier to make straight lines
  • Micron Markers
    • I use micron markers because other markers rub off easily on wrapping paper but they can poke through the pattern paper if you put too much weight on it
  • Omnigrid Ruler
    • I use this to make straight lines when I’m doing the outline of a pattern
  • Dritz Styling Design Ruler
    • This can be used to make curves for armholes and hips but I really use it for anything curve I’m doing
  • Any Pair of Scissors
    • I usually use my worse pair because my other pairs are really nice fabric shears

Making your own patterns is easy and fun. The end result is sure to make you proud.