Thursday 22 December 2011

The Joy of Sewing.

What ever I make, when ever I make it I really feel like I'm learning something. So today's lesson in the joy of sewing comes when you choose a pattern and fabric that you truly love it all seems to fall into place. I adore this pattern and have been waiting to make it up and having the nicest fabric, a little extra sewing was in store (even though the Christmas to do list is growing)!

When I was making this up I noticed that without a under lying agenda of time or occasion I was able to take my time and really enjoy what I was doing. Maybe all the little things just fell into place like having the right colour cotton, my making time wasn't just an allocated hour, with all this I relaxed and worked steadily.

So the photos are a bit rubbish and I'm standing in a weird way BUT, it's all about the dress, and I really like it, and of course being red it has a Christmas feel to it.

This will be the last dressmaking effort of 2011 and I'm pleased to be going out on a positive note rather than the past struggling efforts. Is anyone else still working on a Christmas or new years party number or are you feet up and enjoying a glass of mulled wine and mince pies? Either way, Happy Christmas to you all, and I'm really looking forward to the New Year. x x x


  1. What a finale outfit!! Its just Gorgeous, the fabric is perfect and so lovely that it was a pleasure to make up!
    I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing more of your fab creations in the new year!!!

    p.s thank you for all your lovely comments:)

  2. Lovely Charlotte! Bet you have some really gorgeous clothes in your wardrobe now! xx

  3. That's a beautiful print, Charlotte! It's nice when you have some time to slow it down and enjoy the sewing process (less mistakes that way, too). Merry Christmas!

  4. Charlotte, I love this dress. Cherful and colourful to bring joy on those cold days. Xx

  5. This is amazing, how lovely and I am so glad you had such fun and such a sense of achievement making it. I LOVE it.

  6. How wonderful, and it's such a pretty fabric! Hope your sewing in 2012 will be just as much fun!

  7. Great non-traditional Christmas dress! I like the long version on the envelope too, and I would totally make it in cotton for summer....

  8. Charolette,
    This dress is adorable. The fabric is sooooo pretty. I think this is the prettiest dress you have made yet..
    lOVE IT!!! Happy sewing 2012!!!

  9. great style!! love the outfit