Posts have been few and far between this month. I feel like a pharmacy--we have had so much illness I think all I've done is dispense medicines.
However, I did get the youngest dd's Christmas dress, McCall's 9534, which is out of print, completed.
You must pardon the pose and the tights! Apparently, she learned the pose from a fashion designer game. The tights were such a struggle to get on the right way this morning to wear with another dress there was no way she was changing them for the picture!
This dress really needed something to break up the plain white corduroy and the holly embroidery on the fabric. Once I had sewn the bodice to the skirt, I thought it looked a lot more like a nightgown than a dress! So I added the green sash and the beads to break up the white. I think it was pretty successful, don't you?
Here is the bead work in progress. Tiger tape was quite useful to mark the spacing for the beads!
The only things I changed were lengthening the skirt and omitting the facings. I bought some red Christmas fabric and made bias binding for the neckline, sleeves and hem. Since I used corduroy, I serged all the edges.
Super easy dress to make, except when you decide to add beads!