My family, though, is not big on dressing up for special occasions. Maybe the occasional Christmas sweater, but forget about fancy velvets and sequins! So this time, I wanted to sew a dress that would be casual enough not to look extra, but still full of the holiday spirit.
So I went with the pattern from the Dressed book, which is just relaxed enough, but still pretty and feminine. Plus the elasticated waist will allow me to have a few extra servings (I’m not sure that’s such a good thing but eh 😉 ).
The fabric is a blend of 70% rayon and 30% linen with a very fluid drape. It’s perfect for the skirt gathers and the billowing bodice, and super soft. I’m so happy about this dress, and I think I’m going to wear it lots in all seasons!