Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas dress 2011

 This past Friday was my work places' Christmas party. I've wanted to attend this particular party for 3 or so years. Needless to say I've been brain storming for awhile about what I want to wear. :) This year it was held at the Embassy Suites in large town near here. We were super excited about the chance to wear fancy-ish dresses. :P So this is what I came up with.

 I used this pattern many thanks to Aunt Kristi, who gave it to me for my birthday. :)

 The fabric is from my always enlarging collection. :S lol Michelle thought the color suited me okay and it kinda looks like the one on the pattern cover. :D Always a plus so I know what it will kinda look like when its done. ;)

Its was fairly simple to construct, but the neckline was quite difficult to get straight.

I also had alittle trouble getting the ruffle on the sleeve to lay down right, but a little or should I say a bunch of steam got it to behave correctly. :P

I had to add 2 inches of length to the skirt. It turned out the perfect length!!! :) YAY. ;)

I also sewed the neckline about an inch higher then it would normally be. That went really well. Which was a relief as I was sure how that was going to come out.

The belt "buckle" is actually a broach that my Grandma gave me on my birthday. :) Are we seeing a trend here? :P There's also matching earrings. Which I wore to the party. :)

And for the record. My 4 year old brother Matt gave me the flowers. :) He calls me his girlfriend. :) So the first flowers I've ever been given were from  my little brother. How cool is that? :D

Over all I couldn't be happier with it. I love it sooo much. I've already worn it several times and I plan on making much more good use out of it this season. :D

 On a side note. Amanda is have 2 awesome giveaway's on her lovely blog. The first is the stunning Shabby Apple dress 'Ski Bop' and secondly is Modest 4 Me high cut camisole. So go check them out. :)



Bethany Lynn said...

I've always wanted to use this pattern! It's great to see how it works up. Turned out great!


Megan said...

These are so very pretty, Brooke! Michelle did a great job taking the photos, and you did a great job as well:)
Someday I hope I can sew like you and Michelle.

Tara Janelle said...

So cute. soso cute!! And I love it with the boots!

That's so sweet that your brother gave you flowers....awwwww!

Rebecca Ann said...

Yes as I said on facebook Brooke great job! Its beautiful on you and I love the ruffles on the sleeve and belt, they add a lot of finishing details. You look beautiful! Great photos as well!

God bless!

Abigail said...

You did a lovely job! It's a beautiful dress!

Brooke said...

Thanks so much, Bethany!

Thanks, Megan. And you'll be able so sew like us someday. Just remember it akes alot of practice. :P

Thanks for your wonderful comment, Tara. :)

Rebecca, thank you for your kind words. :)

Abigail, thanks a million. :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh Gosh Brooke!
You've really outdone yourself, a beautiful dress for a the most beautiful 16 year old I know:)
Can you email me these pics please?
Since I'm online everyday now I should have no prob. downloading them.. I'd love to see them larger!

The Whitakers said...

do you have any pictures of you at the party??? You look gorgeous!!!