Oh! What a Night!

  • We have reached the time of year when we are being invited to celebrate the season! And with that comes the need to create festive, fun, and trendy garments to sparkle at these holiday events.
  • Let’s explore a few possibilities with fabrics from Sew Much Fabric!
  • Images from Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2017 Collection

Office Party for the Holidays- 

Go from daytime business straight into party mode by adding a jacket.

The red background of this Jasper Red Floral Print Rayon Challis (Sold Out) as a shirt dress is a nice way to do holiday cheer in an office setting!  Pattern- Vogue 9201 

Make a lace Chanel-esque jacket with Navy Novelty Lace (Sold Out) to wear over the dress and you’re ready to meet your colleagues out for drinks. Pattern- Vogue 9247

Or make a beautiful knit wrap dress (Butterick 6411) in a muted shade of green like Army Green Rayon Jersey Knit and pair it with the Navy Novelty Lace Jacket. 

Weekend Holiday Gatherings-Time to relax!

Decorating the tree, Christmas shopping or taking photos for this year’s Christmas card, it’s time to relax with family and friends!  Make a white blouse (Burda Style 07/2017 #119A) with details at the neck and/or sleeve for a festive look using 

Dove White Cotton Shirting.  

Sew up a pair of pants using Black/White Windowpane Stretch Cotton Sateen (Sold Out) and Burda Style 3/2010 #135A to wear with the white blouse for holiday shopping or just hanging out with family and friends.

Time to add a little glam for the annual family Christmas pictures! Use the same white blouse and make a pleated brocade skirt with Black/Gold Swirl Brocade for just a hint of sparkle. 

A Formal Affair- 

Holiday festivities that require formal dresses. 

There are lots of options when it’s time to dress up!  Consider making an impact with color and sew a dress (Vogue 1566) with Brocade-Spice Wine/Gold Foil.

For a red carpet New Year’s Eve look you can’t go wrong making a beautiful jewel tone formal in Deep Turquoise Satin Back Crepe.  Pattern- Vogue 1474

You’ll be sure to get attention with these beautiful fabrics from Sew Much Fabric.  Let’s get started! The clock is ticking!

Fabric ideas posted by Beverly Gatterson, who teaches fashion design at the Art Institute of Houston.

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