Christmas Dress

I think I mentioned a while back that I'm making a friend a dress for Christmas, as that's what she asked for. So I finally got all the materials together and have started it. Here's part of the bodice, with its lovely grey ribbon:

No major catastrophes (so far), but I basically have to do every step twice because my brain keeps wandering off.

Case in point:

I made the same bodice front twice. Luckily I figured it out before attaching the ribbon to the second one because that would've left holes in my ribbon!

See, proof that it's fixed now:

Unfortunately one mistake hasn't sufficed. I've made several others...and I'm afraid I might have left permanent holes in part of the fabric. But hopefully it'll all turn out right in the end! I need to finish it by this coming Thursday. Send me good sewing karma please! :)

I have managed to complete another Christmas embroidery project though.

Here's the Tree of Love:

And here's another project limping along:

Picnik is currently offering a free holiday greeting card option with their usual services and I couldn't resist.

I hope everyone is humming along with the holiday crafting!


  1. WOW! That Tree of Love is gorgeous. Is that a pattern, or did you make it up?

  2. Thank you! I wish I could say that I designed it, but no, it's from Polka and Bloom. Her designs are just gorgeous; I seriously want to make up all of them.

  3. Karma´s coming your way - and the embroideries are looking so good!

  4. Good luck with your dress; so generous of you to make one for your friend. It is going to be so lovely, I love that soft pretty colour!

  5. You are breezing through those embroidery pieces! I am in complete envy of your talent :) The dress is lovely, by the way!

  6. What gorgeous embroidery! Very inspiring.


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