As Christmas is less than a week away and New Years Eve is fast approaching I know all of us are in search for the perfect party dress and this craft is it! I was looking around in Macy’s and found 3 or 4 dresses just like this in designer names for $150 all the way to $275… the total cost for me to make it was $19.98. Ever since Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2009 Collection, I have been obsessed with houndstooth and I think it’s great for the Holidays! You may recognize the dressI made, I used the same pattern (Vogue 8667) to make a dress in an entirely different fabric for a charity even in November. For this one I used a wool/polyester blend fabric which was perfect for two reasons… 1. It kept me very warm and 2. It was thick and soft enough that I didn’t need to line it which was perfect because I made it the night before I was going to wear it. We went to dinner with my parents, my grandmother and a great family friend at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens and I needed a great dress to wear, but didn’t want to spend a fortune so I looked at the department stores for some inspiration and this is what I came up with. Like I said, I didn’t line the dress so it took much less time… I was able to make it start-to-finish it in less than three hours so if you’re looking for a last minute dress you can make it yourself! Click here to see more pictures and get the details!
Every year the women in my family go to Lewiston for the annual Barbara Zimmer Holiday Wish Show in support of the American Cancer Society. It is an amazing event that supports a cause that hits very close to home for our family and we always have such a wonderful time. Knowing I would need a great dress for the event, I started a few weeks back in search of a perfect pattern so I could make one. I made 5 or 6 patterns out of muslin and this one ultimately won out as my favorite. It’s classic and sophisticated but what I liked about it was with the right accessories it was also very fun and flirty! I won’t do the how-to in this post, as it’s a fully lined dress with almost 50 steps (we’d be here all day!) but I will walk you through a few pictures, tell you what I used and tell you what I liked about the pattern! Click here to see more pictures and get the details