I was all set to make myself a festive red dress for Christmas. The pieces are cut out and everything! But as the hours disappeared, I realised that all I really wanted to make was something comfortable for Christmas travel, over eating and cuddling little furry things.
So, out came the V1179 and some heavy rose pattern jersey I bought a few weeks ago from Classic Textiles in Walthamstow. I squeezed this out of about 1.5 metres.
This is my fourth – yes, fourth! – rendition of this dress. It is just perfect to go with leggings and long sleeve T-shirt. Less perfect for hot dates. It’s the kind of dress a fellow woman will swoon over (recognising the comfort factor) and a man will never comment on. Whatever. Sometimes, you just need the comfort factor.
This dress is soooooo easy to make. I completed it in an evening, in between cooking dinner, chatting to my sister and taking Ella out for walks around the block. It only has three pieces – the holy grail!
Okay, are we all feeling festive yet? Are you squeezing out a few last presents or have you surrendered to inertia and a little sherry on the sofa with an afternoon film and a spot of knitting? It’s all good.
You know, you’d almost think this little dog knows exactly what a camera is…