My Christmas project for this year got its first airing this past weekend with a Christmas piano recital.
First find fabric on Joann.com that you just have to make a Christmas skirt out of. I found this flannel for a great price, and even better when you have a gift card to use!
Next, pick a pattern to use. I was going to buy a new pattern, but I went through my stash and decided I would use this one, and not wait for patterns to go on sale at Joanns!
Copying the pattern pieces. I was going to just use them. The tissue is in really great shape for being over 70 years old, but I realized I might need to do pattern matching, so I copied the pieces.
I tried to match the pattern, but it wasn't going to work to matching any of the pieces unless I wanted to shift the grain. I decided not to. It isn't terribly noticeable anyway.
Maybe I was being lazy, but I decided to pink the seam allowances instead of serging them. It is a period correct thing to do, but I do want to make sure this skirt lasts a long time. Although, being a holiday theme, I won't wear it most of the year.
I hand stitched the zipper in. Unless I am doing an invisible zipper, this method works so much better for me.
My frantic last minute work on the sash from the pattern. I realized the day before I wanted to wear the outfit that I forgot to make the sash....... Oops. Nothing like finishing the stitching the morning of. At least the skirt itself was mostly finished before leaving for Thanksgiving.
I will likely wear this outfit again for Christmas Eve service and Christmas day as I like dressing up nicely for Christmas. This is also my contribution to #vintagedecemberstyle that Emileigh of Flashback Summer set up as a challenge for December.
What are your plans for special Christmas outfits?
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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