I've been dreaming about a feminine, shimmery, yet sophisticated, holiday dress that I can hopefully put together in time to wear to my company's fancy annual holiday party at the end of January. What's something fanciful that I don't have a true need for, yet want to spend lots of time focusing on and laboring over just for me? A pretty-princess-party dress! I've begun to scour the internet for inspiration, ordered a few swatches from Mood, and have started printing and taping together pdf pages.
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The theme is gold, and the plan is to try the BHL Elisalex dress. The pleated tulip pouf is a new skirt silhouette for me, and the bodice hooked me with its sweet retro vibes. The fabrics I'm considering are dazzling and pricy, but my goal is to make something that truly feels nice and not just thrown together. This also means I'll be making a muslin (or two) first and focusing on fit and finishes for this dress. I aim to make something I'll really be proud of (even if that means some hand sewing, painstakingly stitching princess seams, and a dreaded FBA).
How's your holiday sewing shaping up? Do you have visions of sparkly party dresses dancing in your head, too?