Friday, December 31, 2010


Well, it has been a while. A LONG while doing a whole lot of no sewing!
But that's OK, I think I needed a long hiatus to make me realise how much I missed creating.

Now I've got the 'bug' again, I'm hoping to sew up a storm in 2011!

Christmas brought me some inspiration for a new dress; although I bought the fabric and binding way back in September on a fabric shopping afternoon at Materialise with my sewing buddy, Tracy, it wasn't until just before Christmas I felt the desire to frock up in something new.

Sew, without further ado, here is my Christmas dress...

I really love this pattern and it just may be my 'go-to' dress pattern as I don't have to make any adjustments to it. I did actually lengthen it by 5cm as I do like a longer skirt. Made from 100% cotton and with a lined bodice, it was very easy to sew.

Here's a bit of hemline loveliness...

I found this bias binding in the shop when I was there and thought it co-ordinated with the fabric perfectly. I'm going to make a self covered belt with the bias as an accent but I do need to go purchase some more as I didn't have quite enough at the time.

Here's a sneak peak of my next 'work-in-progress'.

With Rebecca's birthday tomorrow and off to Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi the next day, it just may have to sit, unfinished, on my sewing table for just a little while longer!

Finally, hoping that 2011 brings you lots of fun, laughter and creating!!


  1. Well...hello stranger! So happy to see you blogging again. Hope you and your family have had a lovely Christmas, and are looking forward to a wonderful 2011!
    Your dressmaking is, as ever, gorgeous. The colours in your dress are stunning, and I love the hem. Have a wonderful holiday!

  2. ...about Susan would love the hem as its has dots and Susan loves anything with dots.Will i actually get to see this dress IRL tomorrow, it looks lovely.
    Missed you on the bloggo

  3. Hey you sure did that fabric justice Jen! Perfect for that pattern.