Thursday, 2 April 2015

Easter week - Christmas Dress

Good day my dear friends! How are we all on this miserable freezing Easter Thursday? It's not just me right? It's chillyyyy! I was so excited to get out my Spring mac, as I mentioned in that blog post, it was a very seasonally inappropriate make once it was finished so I was counting the days 'til Spring. However, it's still a bit chilly for it really, so I've had to layer up rather dramatically but I don't care. It's Spring dammit and I'll freeze if I want to! Those females are strong as hell!


So anyway, to match this chilly chilly weather I'm showing you my Christmas dress... yeah it's a little bit late I know, ha ha. What can I say? time got away from me. I made it for the Autumn of 1,000 shirt dresses, and I definitely made it within the time frame, so I'm counting it as a win... don't judge me?

You may remember all of the alterations from my last post about the cami dress. Here you can see how all of those changes translated into the next dress that I made.


The skirt is one very large rectangle with lots and lots and lots of pleating. I love a pleat, I really enjoyed the pleating process on The Great British Sewing Bee kilt I made. It's a very relaxing process, (however stressful the Bee may have been) to sit and pin, especially with such a lovely pattern as a tartan which gives you a good bold stripe to match to. 


It made for a very swishy skirt as you can see me demonstrate here. I'm giving the camera total side eye here, you may be able to spot my fancy new remote control gizmo. This is why I'm giving the camera the eye, as I've not quite gotten to the stage where I know that photos are actually being taken ha ha. I made myself so dizzy taking these!


Here you can see a close-up of the pleats, and the pattern matching across the main seam in the middle (can you tell I'm proud?).




You may see that there is a little bit of a belly bump in the following pic....    Any guesses?
I'll give you a hint... I haven't been eating too much ice cream. Well, I probably have but that's not the reason!


Me and Mr T are having a baby!! His/ her name is Spud and we are now twenty weeks in. The big scan is tomorrow but we want to keep the sex a surprise, it's all very exciting, and has taken a while to sink in. This is really happening people! It is not a drill!

These cami dresses are holding up well to the bulging waistline, but not for long probably. Hence all of the washis in my life recently! I did find it very satisfying to go through my wardrobe and put away all of the things that wouldn't fit me. It was a great excuse to put away all of those things that you keep 'for occasions' but never wear. It really made some room, though it did show I've probably got way too many clothes. I'm sure I'll quickly get to the stage where I don't have enough though, so I'm enjoying it while I can.

Hubbie and I are off on holiday for Easter, very excited!

35 comments:

  1. Love that dress, pleats and all! And massive congratulations, that's such wonderful news! Best of luck tomorrow. xx

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  2. Oh wow congratulations!! Patrick for a boy and May for a girl? ;P

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  3. I was going to comment anyway to say that I love the dress, but more importantly, congratulations! I hope everything goes well tomorrow!

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  4. Lovely dress - I thought it was a Sureau at first. Huge congratulations - very exciting!

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  5. Congratulations! (from one of the people who accosted you in abakhan last Saturday, the curly haired one of the pair with all the stuff in the tiny car, haha)

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  6. Congrats love the dress .lmagine how mad you can go ,create a new look for pregnant women oo and babies! Just a thought lucky thing its a wonderful time I envy you.:)

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  7. Congratulations, lovely news and the dress is great x

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  8. Congrats guys! Time to sew cute little outfits! Yours will be the best dressed nipper on the block!

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  9. Congrats on the baby news and love the dress!

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  10. Congratulations! Love the dress, too. I'll be interested to see if you make any maternity dresses, as I'm sewing for my daughter who's 5 weeks behind you.

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  11. Lovely dress and even Iovlier news! Congratulations to all three of you!

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  12. Congratulations! What wonderful news :) All the best!

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  13. Wundervolles Kleid... toller Stoff.
    Liebe Grüße Jacky

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  14. Lovely dress, it really suits you. Congratulations and to spud for being lucky enough to gave you as a mum, are you knitting yet?

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    1. Hello Mags, I have an army of knitters waiting in the wings! he he, but have not made anything myself yet. I'm still umming and ahhing over a cardigan from last year I've yet to start! If I tried to knit for Spud it will be 15 by the time I've finished my first baby cardigan ha ha

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  15. Yay! Congratulations! Just think if all the adorable baby things you'll be able to make!

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  16. Congratulations! Great news. Lovely dress, too.

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  17. congratulations - lovely news (i love plaid - gorgeous dress and looks so lovely on you) best of luck with your pregnancy

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  18. Ahh amazing! Congratulations! Xx

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  19. Congratulations!! Looking forward to seeing what little clothes you make over the next few years! Your dress is gorgeous, the pleating looks fab :)

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  20. What a lovely dress! And big, big congratulations! Such wonderful news. Wishing you and the wee Spud lots of good health and happiness, over the next few months!

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  21. Gorgeous dress, and massive praise for the pleats. Congratulations on baking 'Spud'. I hope all goes well. x

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  22. Wow - Congratulations! And some more, for your awesome pattern matching! (Thinks to self: hmm, maybe pleats would also look good on a tummy bump that IS due to ice-cream over-indulgence??)

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  23. Beautiful dress, tartan is great for Christmas (and Easter too!) Congratulations on the bump as well, we decided not to know the sex too, best surprise ever!

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  24. Congratulations! Very exciting news. Love the dress too.

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  25. Ah that's so lovely! Dress looks amazing too xx

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  26. Congratulations! Such happy news! :)

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  27. congratulations on your spud! and gorgeous dress - get out that knit fabric and start making some maternity clothes!!! hope all goes well with the scan xx

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  28. Thank you so much to everyone, sorry I couldn't respond to everyone individually. Your congratulations mean so much to us, thank you again! Can't wait to show you some of my maternity clothes, though I'm afraid so far there isn't a single piece of jersey in sight!

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  29. This dress is a beauty, and you did a fabulous job! Congrats on the soon-to-be addition to your family.

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  30. I'm really behind on my blog reading, so only just saw this! I love, love, love the dress and congratulations on the baby!

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  31. Thanks again to all of you for your well wishes, bump seems to be getting bigger and bigger!

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