Clothing, Dressmaking & sewing

Winter sewing plans

December 5, 2017
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This year is flying by and, as ever, I have a long list of things I’d like to sew the next time I’m reunited with my sewing machine at Christmas.

I’ve got plans for party dresses, slouchy dresses, cord pinafores and even a top or two. So here’s what I’m planning to make during the festive period. Who knows if I’ll get it all done though?

The party dress

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I’ve got a few patterns in mind for this one. The McCalls 7381 is a firm favourite since I got it free with Love Sewing magazine a while ago. Then there’s Colette Peony dress (and specifically the hack shown below):

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Plus there’s this dress I found online:

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But apart from that, there’s also the Tilly and the Buttons Martha or even a longer length BHL Anna. Read about my love for the Anna dress here.

The comfy dress

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Doesn’t everyone want a dress they can wear during the festivities? One that looks great but doesn’t compromise the sheer amount of overeating we’re all guilty of over Christmas. I’m imagining this in a dark denim like the above dress from ASOS.

The pinafore

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Ever since I saw this Pin ages ago, a red corduroy pinafore dress has been on my wishlist. I’ve had my eye on a few different shades of red online, but I’m planning a pre-festive trip to Goldhawk Road or Walthamstow to search for the perfect fabric for this one.

The peplum top

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I have a full-on obsession with peplum tops and this In the Folds top is one I’d like to add to my list next. Plus, it’s free! What’s not to love about this? It’s a great dress-up piece for wearing with jeans or trousers this festive season.

The simple top

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I find tops incredibly quick projects and the New Look 6483 is a firm favourite. I even got my friend who makes incredibly intricate quilts into garment making with this one and I made a quick version a few months ago too, which I’m yet to blog. I don’t have a set fabric in mind for this one, but am likely to use some leftover fabric for this make.

What are your winter or Christmas sewing plans? I’d love to find out more.

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