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Celebrating Christmas – my new red dress. Tulip Dress Sew Different

Celebrating Christmas – my new red dress. Tulip Dress Sew Different

Today I am taking part in blog tour organised by Sewing by Ti. Celebrate the Holidays is all about the fabulous opportunities to celebrate during December. No matter your personal beliefs, there is plenty to celebrate.

Eight days before we moved I decided to whip up another Sew Different pattern, this time I chose the Tulip Dress. With the Mums Christmas night out imminent, a red dress seemed to be in order, perfect to see me through the Christmas season and into the new year.

One of the aspects I have loved about going to the Great British Sewing Bee Live and then the Knitting and Stitching Show this autumn was seeing independent pattern designers with the patterns sewn up. It makes such a difference to see a flat pattern as a three-dimensional garment.

Since discovering Laura’s patterns I seem to be filling my wardrobe with my versions of her patterns… my excuse is it fits my values to support independent designers and businesses. In reality, it is more to do with the ease of making stylish and slightly different clothes.

The Tulip Dress pattern is just as easy to sew up as the Colourblock Dress and the Essential Denim Dress. The fabric I chose is a lightweight red wool mix from Empress Mills. With the fabric being a wool blend it is thinner than some of the boiled wools, it is cheaper and I can machine wash it. Machine washing is essential as a Mum!

This time I managed to sew the correct seam allowance, as a result, the neckline fits perfectly.

The Tulip dress has some fabulous roomy pockets – I was able to hide my mobile phone in a pocket, checking out the time at church as I nipped in and out turning on pans for Christmas dinner.

Having made the dress two weeks ago I have already worn it three times, to church plus two Christmas nights out. It’s great, I can dress it up or down, wear with layers underneath, or not.

I am loving my wool red dress – perhaps a little shorter than I would normally wear but with thick tights or leggings I am not deterred from wearing it.

Do you have a favourite dress? I hope you have a lovely Christmas, thank you for reading, taking the time to comment and or share. I really appreciate it.

Join us for the rest of the amazing tour. Where we’ll be sharing party outfits, toys to sew, gifts for the hard to shop for people on your list, and other sewing inspiration. You won’t want to miss a single stop!

December 1st Sewing By Ti (intro), Octaves of Color

Sunday December 3rd, Me Made
4th: Sew Sophie Lynn
5th: Hazelnut Handmade
6th: Tales from a Southern Mom

Monday December 11th, Tenille’s Thread
12th: MNW Sews
13th: Mahlica Designs
14th: Very Blissful
15th: Stitched by Jennie

Monday December 18th, Kate Will Knit
19th: Sewing by Ti
20th: Vicky Myers Creations
21st: Margarita on the Ross
22nd: Auschick Sews
23rd: Shalini’s Blog

Tuesday December 26th: Seams Sew Low
27th: EYMM
28th: Sew Like a Sloth
29th: Sewing By Ti
31st: Embrace Everyday

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Saturday 23rd of December 2017

Great work! I have never heard of this designer before. I love that v pleat at the bust!


Saturday 23rd of December 2017

The pleat is fab. Sew Different have a range of free patterns too, they are worth checking out.

Sarah connell

Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Such a pretty color on you- I’ve never heard of this company but going to check them out!


Thursday 21st of December 2017

Thank you -I must admit I do love the colour red:)

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