My Christmas Day dress was the Tessuti Eva dress.
A bright pop of colour on Christmas Day certainly adds to the festivities! The simplicity of my dress was in clear contrast to the elaborate dresses worn by my daughters. I used washed cotton from The Cloth Shop, and as you can see I made the version with sleeves.
As with my sleeveless wearable muslin version, I sewed this up in size Medium (Australian 12-14). I shortened the length by taking a fold out of the lower skirt piece at the “shorten/lengthen here” mark. The hem, sleeves and neckline are all finished with bias strips, folded in half and applied like a facing turned to the inside. The skirt is basically a lantern type of shape, and has side seam pockets.
This was a very comfortable and cool dress to wear during the Christmas Day heat. And yes, no doubt I will be making this dress again.
When I was at Sewjourn both Leith and Rachel were making it in a Tessuti cotton/metal blend, and Anna has bought Tessuti’s linen/polyamide Giolica for hers. I’ve also spotted a beautiful Giolica version on Sue, and know from comments left on my earlier blog post about this pattern that many of my readers have already made it as well. It is especially suited for textured fabrics, but the seaming allows for some fun with prints and colour blocking as well. This is clearly going to be a very popular pattern!