Dots, Spots and eating lots!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Hi Everyone, 

Happy New Year to you all! Did you have a lovely break over Christmas? Did you get any time off? Whether you celebrated the holiday or not, I hope you got some brief relief from the joys of 2020. 

I thought I'd come on here and show you my Christmas Day outfit. It was exactly what I imagined and I'm so happy with it. And it's thanks to my Mother-in-law that I got to wear it. 

Ignore my cosy slippers, but what else would I wear on Christmas Day? I wanted a loose fit, comfy outfit and my adored Nora pattern came to mind. I think I have about 8 or 9 different Nora tops now. I drew out the pattern in my usual size, lengthening the bodice and added markers to where I wanted the 'side splits' to start. I opted for the elbow length sleeves, as I was worried anything more would drown me out with the length and style of fit. 

I have loved this Black and White Spotty Jersey since Tilly first released it and finally I had an idea worthy of the print. But I didn't stop there. I knew I would need tights or leggings to wear with my dress. Then came the idea of a matching pair of leggings. I remembered there was a pattern in Tilly's 'Make it Simple' Book which I tested for. And found the 'Juno' leggings. I had never made them before, but as I never have any fit problems with Tilly's patterns I went for it with my measured size. They fit like a glove. Plus I can confirm they were still comfortable after a full day of constant eating haha. 

With everything cut out and prepped, all I needed was time to sew. But with lesson plans and keeping my little business going in the run up to Christmas, I honestly thought I would never finish it in time. Then my mother-in-law came to the rescue and as an early xmas pressie, she made it for me. A few days before Christmas I had my finished outfit in my hands! Yay! I was so so happy with it. 

I hope you like what I made and maybe I've given you a little inspiration for your next sewing project. Because let's face it, comfy clothes are what we're all craving right now. 

Until next time, Happy Handmade! Keep safe, keep well and keep sewing!

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