That time has swung around again where Christmas plans are underway. This of course includes thinking about one’s Christmas day outfit. I didn’t get around to making anything new last year, but thought I might this year.
It’s rare that a garment goes perfectly right first go, but that’s what’s happened this week. I had planned to look glamorous this festive season and wear a dress in sequinned fabric. It’s been some time since I sewed with sequins but I enjoy using interesting fabrics. I did a sketch and made a pattern. As you might know, sequinned fabrics require simple styles with as few seams as possible. Sleeveless, side zip, cowl neckline, A-line skirt, side seams. Thought I would bind the armholes.
I cut a wearable toile from some firmly woven cotton batik fabric. It’s either a sarong or a tablecloth, but I bought it from the op shop ages ago thinking “tablecloth”. It’s not real batik; just a printed batik design. It looks like a pattern of lyrebirds and flowers.
Well, I like it so much I don’t think I’ll worry about the sequins!
Please enjoy your Christmas sewing!