Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Party 2009

Pattern Description: Self drafted one shoulder knee length formal dress
Pattern Sizing: custom

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
yeah...just like the image in my head.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted to make an off the shoulder dress for a Chrismas party my husband and I always attend... I drafted an off the shoulder princess seam bodice. I cut 2 strips of glitter organza for the ruffle. I cut one layer at 7 inches and 1 layer 5 inches wide. I used my serger to do a rolled hem on the organza. I attached the organza all around the front and back edges of the dress. I used my tnt pattern for the skirt. The dress is also fully lined in self fabric.

Fabric Used:
Black crepe back satin from Hancock's and glitter organza from hancocks

I got lots of compliments on my dress and lots of people wanted me to make them a dress for next year's gala (NOT!!!). My husband and I had lots of fun and I even danced ( a little). Maybe next year I will actually get a picture with my hubby!!


  1. Looking wonderful for the Christmas party! A brilliant job on self-drafting your pattern - I've never attempted that.

  2. Wowzer... you look fantastic. You did an awesome job on self-drafting that dress and can see more in your future.

  3. Cute dress.. You did a great job on that self drafting....

  4. Beautiful Party dress and you look great in it! Merry Christmas!