Friday, December 21, 2018

Dressember 2018; Dress 6

Hello Readers. It's almost Christmas and I am still making dresses in honor of Dressember. Dressember works to fight human trafficking, forced labor and modern day slavery. Since it is almost Christmas I made a Christmas dress.


 This dress started as a robe of some kind. Or was it a nightgown? Did that count as a dress? I said yes. This robe was peach and and miles too long and I just wasn't loving it. It seemed like a nylon fire hazard to sleep in it. But I thought it had potential.


The first thing I did was use dye made for synthetic fabric. This kind of dye needed very hot water and at least half an hour.


Here is what I ended up with. The hem didn't seem even so I put it on my dress form and used a yard stick to measure as I cut it to knee length.


To make "fur trim I used batting. I didn't want to buy fur. The whole point of this blog is to try and NOT spend money. Or at least spend as very little as possible. 

 I cut the batting into strips and made little curved cuts in it. I thought that would look more like fur. Really straight lines didn't seem like fur to me. I didn't make it perfectly even in width either.

   

 I added some white lace on top of the batting just to jazz it up. I used narrow lace everywhere and wide lace at the collar and cuffs. All it needed was a wide black belt to look like Mrs. Claus. This would be perfect for Christmas day or anytime I want to look like Santa's wife.


Thanks for reading along, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

4 comments:

Rozy Lass said...

Cute!!

garnet128 said...

Very clever and creative.

Chickie WU said...

Thanks! I was trying to be festive. :)
Happy Holidays to you!
Chickie

Chickie WU said...

Thanks so much! An Happy Holidays to you.
Chickie