Just made in time ...

... to wear tomorrow for Christmas Day! All this little dress needed was hemming ~ ho, hum, I kept putting it off for a few days for some reason. Anyway, nothing like the thought of sewing on Christmas Eve to get the mojo in full gear. So here is the unveiling of Vogue 8766 ... 
This is the front, simple, but well fitting. It is the sleeveless version ~ yes, it is the middle of summer here and sleeves just are not going to be an accessory at this time of year. What a great dress to sew. It was fairly straight forward from the start, simple lines, a few darts and voila! A new dress emerged. 
I love the spottiness of this fabric, it is a Japanese cotton that has just the most gorgeous cool feel to it ~ but I did interline each piece as the white was a bit see-through for my liking. 
And because of the interlining, I deleted all the neck and armhole facings and just used plain white bias binding to finish the edges ~ sooooo easy! 
Just look at that invisible zipper ~ I am proud of it. Downside, or learning curve for the future, would be to consider the pattern placement next time when working with an obvious printy fabric like this. But in all honesty, I don't think this fabric actually had a regular pattern to the print that could have been matched up ... not sure if it really matters or not...!?! This dress is my December contribution to Make a Garment a Month ~ just in time...

All in all this was a quick and easy dress to whip up, very cool and comfortable and will be super for Christmas Day. Hope you all have a very enjoyable day wherever you are in the world ... and I do hope Santa is good to you all .... J

*Updated to show the dress at the end of a very long and hot Christmas Day! After several dips in the pool, the champagne popping and way too much Christmas food the dress is just the most comfortable ever ... J


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