Christmas duds

Goodness gracious! Is it really December already? It’s really almost over?! Where did the time go!?

But it’s not quite over yet. Get out your jingles and jollies, your hollies and follies…

It is certainly still that time of year!

Greens reds and golds… Typical Christmas colors. I know, I know… We’re all sick of it. It’s so cliche. But there is something to classic tradition. With great admiration for Christmas I thought it very appropriate to make a Christmas dress.

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Here’s the process…. Oh and was it ever a process. Do you see these pleats!?

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You have to be so precise when sewing these pleats. You have to line up every one of the stripes in the plaid and But on with the show… Check it out!

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This is the muslin.

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And here’s it is all coming together….
I paired this beautiful green and black iridescent silk taffeta, vintage wool “Christmas plaid” and quilted black lamb skin leather. I love adding a little leather to a design. I think it provides a great accent to an otherwise classic color combination giving it an edgy feel.

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And…. The final product with all the bells and whistles and belts and buckles

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I made this sweet Scottish hat to top the whole outfit off…..

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And these bow ties too….

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By Beacon Hill bow tie club of course!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Be merry!!!

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Love to you and yours from,

The Beacon Hellion
Xx

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