Friday, December 20, 2013

Twelve Days of Handmade Christmas - Day Twelve: A Festive Frock for You!

The final instalment in our series of Twelve (non-consecutive) Days of Handmade Christmas from The Drapery. And this one is to make sure you don't forget about someone very important at Christmas: you!

Have you sewn yourself something special to wear on Christmas Day? The forecast here in Adelaide is looking to be about 30 degrees, simply ideal for a summery dress or shirt made in natural fabric like linen or cotton lawn or voile.

For inspiration, here's the gorgeous 'Hazel' dress by Victory Patterns, made up in newly-arrived 100% linens from Lithuania. These two colours were just begging to be used together! 

Last week we were delighted to have Victory Patterns designer, Canadian Kristiann Boos, drop into The Drapery. Kristiann was incredibly lovely, effortlessly stylish (and tall!) and you can read about why she was in town on her blog, here (it's very romantic!). We can highly recommend this Hazel pattern: it's rated 'beginner', the instructions are excellent, it came together beautifully and the gently fitted style leaves breathing room for Christmas indulgence!

We have more gorgeous patterns from Victory and other independent designers like Sewaholic and Colette, and the ever-popular Japanese pattern books filled with simply lovely inspiration.

Today (Saturday 21 December) is our last day of trading before Christmas and we will be closed until 14 January, so come on in this afternoon and procure the makings of a Christmas gift just for you. 

- Jane & Fiona xx

Previous Twelve Days of Handmade Christmas posts:

1 comment:

  1. Hi ladies. I have just discovered your shop through Blogless Anna & it looks lovely. I can't believe I have been unaware of this little treasure for so long when I only live down the road! I will be in for a visit as soon as I can! Looking at your blog you seem to have lots of the things I love, besides fabric, of course, being sewaholic patterns & Japanese sewing books. See you soon!


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