This dress revolves around the most amazing Christmas fabric I have found, and the best thing about it was that there was a full 7 metres of it!
Now I really really wanted to do justice to this magnificent fabric, so I grabbed out my pattern for the sweetheart neckline bodice from my tropical print dress and made some decorative enhancements:
Here is one of them - that bloody bow took one whole hour to make. Mind you this could be because this was the third dress I was sewing in two days and I was a leeeeetle tired by then!
I then cut out 2.5m from the length of the fabric to make a really full gathered skirt - I wanted it to be as full and as gathered as possible!
What I ended up with was this:
This is my favourite one of the week, so I made sure to save it to Friday. I love the way that the bow and the faux wrap bust and halter tie make it look like I'm wrapped up like a present.
I actually got the inspiration for the bow from the print on the fabric - it has bows wrapped around sticks of holly.
And once again, this bodice has six bones - two in the front, two in the back and two in the sides.
Oh, and I also went way out with my accessories for this outfit - if you're going to go over the top, you need to go OVER THE TOP!
The necklace is my last piece this year from Lucy Luxxe, and I call it my Christmas Crazy necklace. Renee made it for me by casting from some vintage brooches I purchased - see the Santa on the hair bow? I also have the Rudolf one, but there was no where for it on this outfit...
So that is my final Christmas outfit! I hope you've all enjoyed the festive madness!!
Merry Christmas to you all!!!!!