I made this dress a while ago from some 1950s looking Christmas quilting fabric. I was hoping that using a contrasting fabric for the top would tone down the "Christmas-iness" but alas, it is not so. So now it's been relegated to my holiday wardrobe.
I broke with my tradition of wearing plaid but I did get to wear my crinoline which was super fun. Alas, the event was a bit cramped for space and I took up a lot. Whoops!
Fabric: Christmas quilting fabric and some random white fabric from the stash
Pattern: Butterick 8078
Notions: zipper ($2), buttons ($3)
First worn: November '12
Wear again? Yup, it's a bit Christmas-y for most of the year but it's great for Thanksgiving to New Years. I've already made up a second version of this pattern and it's lovely!
I felt that the top was a bit plain so I added green buttons and some red embroidery. I also used a vintage belt kit for the matching belt.
I accessorized with a red cardigan to amp up the Christmas vibe and my polka dot and red heals. I love tea length dresses with super high heels!
What did you wear to this weekend's holiday festivities?