Friday, 7 November 2014

Christmas Party Dress Planning

So Halloween and Bonfire Night are now out of the way so that means we can legitimately drop the C-word doesn't it?!  CHRISTMAS!  It's now just around the corner and things are about to get busy.  This is our last free weekend until the big day, eeeekk!  With that in mind I have already started planning a few outfits ready for the party season.  My favourite so far has to be this Christmas bauble dress.  We are going to a wedding in December and the evening before brings a Christmas jumper party, only I have been instructed that I need to make a fitting dress instead.  Christmas jumpers are so 2013 anyway, hehe.

I pulled together this outfit before actually ordering the fabric, I was certain that I wanted to make the most of the pink in the design so teamed with pink nails and my brightest pink lippy I think it is going to be perfect.  I am so happy with how this Christine Haynes Emery dress has turned out.  I love that it is so Christmas without being too in your face.  I cannot wait to wear it.  The outfit is obviously all based around these amazing Orla Kiely for Clarks shoes.  They will definitely make the best party shoes don't you think?!  Incredibly cute and super comfy, perfect for dancing the night away.  The whole AW14 Collection has been spot on, I cannot wait to see what the future brings with this collaboration - I already know SS15 is awesome too. 

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress
 Bag: asos

Clarks Orla Kiely Shoes

I have quite a few Christmas dresses planned this year, not quite one for each day of the December count down but there is still time for me to find more fabrics I *need*.  Might make it to the 12 days of Christmas instead!  Are you going to be making yourself a little Christmas dress or skirt this year or are you going to go for a jumper instead?  If you fancy a Christmas dress but not the actual making of it have a look at Silly Old Sea Dog's new Christmas range - it's fabulous!





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39 comments:

  1. I love it!!!! I was in a material shop and was tempted by some delicate navy snowflake material but didn't buy it in the end as I haven't got a sewing machine though I could borrow Mum's but decided I might mess up as not sure how to use one.

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    1. Could your Mum show you how? It is honestly easy once you know what you're doing. The fabric sounds lovely, I have my eye on a snowflakes fabric in a local store too.

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  2. im thinking on a black or navy blue with snowflakes print :)

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    1. Snowflakes are winners round here it seems!

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    2. That's the one I was tempted by!

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  3. i definitely had the same idea of making an emery out of some makower quilting cotton - the problem is there are just too many nice patterns to chose from!! I love your version its definitely not too in your face Christmas :-)

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    1. Makower have the best Christmas fabrics, 6 of the ones I have purchased are Makower! Looking forward to seeing your version.

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  4. I bought some christmas fabric this morning here - https://www.fabric.com/buy/0333023/ole-saint-nick-tossed-ornaments-green
    I also found the glow in the dark skull fabric there :)
    Those shoes are amazing, definitely make the whole outfit!

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    1. That's cute!! The shoes work so well, I am really happy how it's come together.

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  5. Sarah this fabric is beyond perfect and I wish I had something like this to wear on Christmas Day!!! X

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. It really is perfect isn't it?! Get yourself a pretty Christmas dress and join in, Joanna!

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  6. Oh I'm loving the house print fabric! Where's that from please?

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    1. Hey lovely, there are two house ones in the photo

      Retro Houses - http://www.elephantinmyhandbag.com/fabricbydesigner.php#!/Retro-Christmas-Houses-Trees-Christmas-Fabric-by-Makower/p/36039259/category=4933008

      Christmas Houses - http://www.thesewingstudio.co.uk/makower-christmas-fabric-novelty-houses.ir

      The second one has gold detailing!

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  7. I've still not worn these shoes. The shame. I have made one of my Xmas fabrics into dresses so far, what's the betting I don't get time to make the others before Xmas?

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    1. Charlotte!! You need to sort that out :P I didn't need to size down in the btw, the 5 are a perfect fit. Decide which other one you really want to wear and set aside 30 minutes a day just for that dress maybe?

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    2. SO far I'm up to 3. Which isn't too bad. Might be able to fit another one in this evening, and then leave the last fabric 'til next year..

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  8. Thats a gorgeous outfit! Cant wait to see the dress made out of the teal deer print with gold sparkles!!

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    1. Me neither! Need a few extra hours in the day at the moment :(

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  9. Yay for Christmas dresses! Those Orla shoes really do match your dress perfectly. I've just ordered my festive fabric too. In fact I've bought the same santa fabric (third from the top in your last photo) but in a green colourway.

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    1. Good choice! Christmas dresses are the way forward!!

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  10. Ah Sarah I don't think this dress can be anymore perfect!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. Thanks Soph, I'm really pleased with it and itching to wear it!!

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  11. pretty chick.. love the colors.. you can never go wrong with it..
    fashion designer clothes and alike www.robecart.com

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  12. Love this! Can you make me a Christmas print skirt please and thanks :) xx

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    1. Haha Steph! Christmas dresses are the future 👌

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  13. Amazing! Great link as well, thanks

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    1. I can vouch for the quality too, I bought two last Christmas!

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  14. this is just fab!! and as for the shoes ... perfect!

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    1. They really are perfect! I'm in love!!

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  15. This is such an ace outfit, I love it!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Thanks Maria, I can't wait to wear it!

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  16. Love this, Sarah! Its seems Christmas Dresses are going to be the new "Christmas Jumper" for the ladies this year. We are sending out lots of fabulous fabrics. We aways love to see what everyone makes . Jo @ Elephant in my Handbag

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    1. Brilliant!! I hope it catches on and becomes a thing, a dress is way better than a jumper any day.

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  17. All your Emerydresses are so beautiful!!! Do you line the skirt too? My problem with dresses during winter is that they "climb" on the leggings.
    Kati (from Sweden)

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    1. Thank you! No I don't line the skirts, most of the cottons don't stick to my tights though and if one does I pop a slip on to stop it.

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  18. Such a cute print! Loving those shoes too :)

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