It's just so fun to have something pretty and new to wear at both Christmas and Easter. At least those are the two Holidays I remember getting a new "dress" as a girl.
Maybe that was just a tradition at my house growing up but I just love the idea and thrill behind it. I even kind of like it seems a little bit old fashioned in the very best sense.
It seems like something classy and elegant movie stars like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn would have done.
This year I was in need of a new dress at Christmas. Lucky me I ended up with the perfect excuse to make something new and pretty.
I had this perfect deep teal green cotton suiting I bought a while back in my stash. It has beautiful drape and was perfect for a very "Kate Middleton" style dress. It's not something I saw her wear, then recreated like my past posts of the black lace, and blue lace dresses. It's just a style I imagine she might wear. A classic elegant look, a little something more timeless.
I drafted an A-line skirt to show off the beautiful drape of this fabric! I also put pockets in the skirt but the fabric draped so well they hung really funny and I found I needed to unpick them and take them out. So sad, because of course where possible a dress really ought to have pockets. Wouldn't you agree? ;)
This was a basic dress with front and back waist darts, half length sleeves and an A-line skirt. I am not positive all those details are clear in my photos, but you can see the basic shape anyways :).
I did make it for Christmas, but I also knew the color and style would be fabulous for any time. I have a feeling I will get lots of use out of this with it's classic look.
Naturally I am already thinking up an Easter dress!
What do you look for in an Easter dress. Or any dress really? I would love to know!