When Fiona met Christmas prints: Closet Case Patterns Fiona sundress

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.

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11 Responses to When Fiona met Christmas prints: Closet Case Patterns Fiona sundress

  1. Nonsuch says:

    Fiona is excellent in Christmas print. It fits beautifully and I love the handy hint about the buttonholes. Also, I love your (very) wearable muslin – I think you have mastered the fine line between fun and festive as opposed to too kitsch.

  2. Liz Haywood says:

    What a fun idea, and the red shoes and the santa hat make it!

  3. Ingrid says:

    You both look gorgeous and very happy with your Christmas dresses!!

  4. Kim says:

    Excellent dresses!

  5. sewruth says:

    I still find it a little strange that you sew summer dresses while I sew wool and tweeds at this time of year. You two are two peas……and dressed to impressed.

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