Decision made. It was not easy but it is done. I have decided which will be the pattern of my Christmas dress in the Weihnachtskleid sewalong. It is a pattern that I wanted to do for a long time.
First I didn’t had the pattern. I almost ordered it in the US, but luckily asked my sewing girls-friends whether I should order something for them as well in order to make it worth the international postage. And guess what? My friend J. had exactly the pattern I wanted and she offered to borrow it to me. Not only that, she even sent it to me by mail. How cool and lovely is that? Now she is in Minnesota for 9 months and you can read here what she is experiencing there. Thanks again J. for lending me the pattern. I will treat it very well and when you are back you can choose one from my stash of patterns.
Ok then I had the pattern, but I hadn’t had time to get started: work, baby, blah-blah...
And then Catherine came along with her brilliant idea of the Christmas dress sew along. And then there was no doubt, it had to be this dress.
Now the next challenge is choosing the right fabric. It needs to be soft and swingy but not too thin and transparent. And I need to buy new fabric (what a shame ;-)) because in my huge stack there isn’t one of 3m lengths. And that is what you need for the circular skirt.
Butterick suggestes the following fabrics: crepe, matted jersey (too casual for my liking!), soft linen (too summery, I also want to wear the dress with tights at Christmas), soft faille (not sure what faille is ;-(), crepe de chine, cotton (too much ironing!), cotton blends...
Any suggestions from your side regarding the perfect fabric are very welcomed!!!