I barely dare post anything I’m sewing right now lest I open my self up to chiding from those of you who still remember last week when I said I wasn’t going to sew anything for Christmas, but in my defense let me say two things:
1) Just saying you’re not going to sew Christmas presents takes all the pressure off, and then what do you know next thing you know you’re in your sewing room sewing PJ’s for the kids and
2) this is not technically a Christmas Dress. She might happen to have it on this year when she opens her prezzies but it could also be worn for Easter or church or whatever! so it’s not really just for Christmas. See? TOTALLY different thing. But seriously, there is something to the concept of giving yourself a little break with sewing expectations; I find that when I have a giant TO-SEW list, I find reasons to avoid my sewing room, but when I expect to get nothing done, inspiration strikes and I enjoy sewing so much more. How about you guys? Do you operate better under the gun when the pressure’s on and you’ve got a list and a deadline? Or more spontaneous-like? I wonder which is more common.
This dress was a spur-of-the-moment thing a couple days ago, some soft off-white baby wale corduroy was sitting on the top of the fabric pile so I used my little beach tunic pattern (just without the slit in front and added the slit in back) to make this Christmas um I mean holiday Dress. Clementine has a pair of red and cream striped tights that will be worn with it. That placket thingy seems to be begging for buttons. Red buttons? Cream buttons? I already tried covering buttons with matching satin and fire started coming out of my ears, so let’s just forget that. Or just leave it without buttons in front?
Will try to get some action pictures with it on for Christmas, so stay posted.