A Christmas sundress for an Aussie Christmas. How could this not be an excellent idea?
This is Closet Case Patterns Fiona sundress in a Chris quilting cotton from Spotlight.
I made it in a size 14 with a FBA and some other bodice side seam tweaks to get the fit right. I used a reasonably heavy weight interfacing and this means the top interfaced bodice band is very firm. Definitely no gaping!
The bodice is a bit overfitted by the look of those draglines. But look at her smile. I figure it’ll do.
Pockets! Side slits! Topstitching opportunities! I love this pattern. Also buttons! 17 on Felicity’s sun dress. The instructions call for even more.
I made the buttonholes horizontal to make them a bit more secure and to reduce gaping.
oh yes. I made a Christmas print frock too.
I wanted to trial a dress from the Autumn/Winter 2014 version of Easy Burda. And why use boring calico when I had more Christmas print cotton in the stash?
Kitsch yes. Fun also yes.