Christmas Saltspring

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My final finished item for 2013 is a Sewaholic Saltspring dress.


I had grand plans to do a fancy Vogue dress for Christmas Day, but time was against me.  When I called into Spotlight on the 21st and saw this spotty printed rayon I knew it would be perfect for a Christmas Saltspring dress.  I did overhear one of the attendants at the cutting table remark that everyone would have finished their Christmas sewing so she couldn't understand why the shop was so busy.  Clearly everyone else was doing a last minute dash like me!


I cut a straight size 10 and cut the back on the fold, omitting the back zip.  I haven't sewn many Sewaholic patterns and couldn't decide whether I'd need to add extra length through the body.  I spent way too much time dithering over this, I checked pattern review and there were no mentions of extra length needed and in the end I decided that I add additional length to pretty much every pattern so I would for this one too.

For the record, if you're tall you might want to add length through the body.  I added an extra inch and would probably increase that to 1.5 inches next time I make this.  I also added 3 inches to the length of the skirt.  Overall a really simple enjoyable project.  I love the pockets and the clever blousing, I even love the ties although they need trimming.  This was the best photo I could find of the two of us together!


Goodbye 2013, bring on 2014!  Thank you so much for all your comments and encouragement this year, it means a lot.  I hope 2014 is a happy, healthy and successful one for you all.  Happy sewing :)

8 comments:

Rachel said...

I love this! That fabric is fantastic - I never see such great stuff in Spotlight.

Judith said...

Love the fabric ~ I just finished my Christmas dress in the same fabric, only it was the grey spot ... great sewing ... J

Sharon said...

Perfect Christmas dress and love polka dots. Wishing you a wonderful 2014.

MrsSmith said...

I am loving this dress. I will have to buy the Saltspring pattern when the weather warms!

Totally jealous of your ability to wear sundress as it is -9F today!! :-)

Coco said...

So pretty and fresh! I love this pattern and your fabric is perfect for it. Great pic of you and Wade. The Negroni looks great. I've sewn a Kwik Sew pattern for my daughters partner, might give this a go as well!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on a year of beautiful makes Robyn! Your dress is delightfully Christmassy; and the shirt you made your husband looks just great on him. He will be wanting LOTS more custom-made shirts from now on. ;)
I'm looking forward to seeing you attain your goals for 2014 :)

Rosi said...

Love a spotty dress! Good luck with your sewing goals this year. I look forward to checking them out.

Gail said...

Lovely dress and the fit is great.