I'm not exactly on the Roisin end of the spectrum when it comes to fit & flare dresses, novelty print or otherwise. But last November, I got this pattern free with a sewing magazine and was seized with the urge to make one. I probably wouldn't have followed up on that urge if it hadn't been for the realisation that such a dress could be endlessly re-used each holiday season, for one or at the most two wears a year, until it falls apart or I die of boredom. (Or develop more refined tastes in party clothing. I really can't decide which of those outcomes is most likely to happen first).
Thus, the silly party dress was made. I can attest that it performs perfectly, having worn it for Christmas dinner last year: those nice deep pleats around the waist allow for as much overeating as I regrettably tend to do on that occasion. And I deliberately didn't fit the bodice too closely either, because, well, same reason.
The photos are all kind of the same, but I couldn't choose between the various festive poses I managed to pull. Best to roll with it, right? Here we go...
Shhhh! Um, because... you might wake the elves??
Bauble inspection pose. In the snow. Indoors.
How to rescue a good picture of the dress accompanied by an atrociously bad picture of the face:
You may have spotted that I don't have any matching shoes. Not really a problem, as I'm never going to wear it outside anyway.
However, I do have coordinating jewellery.
Merry Christmas!! May you get tons of sewing-related presents!