Inspiration: The Holiday Glamour Social Sew

Holiday parties and get togethers and events are heeeeere! If you're anything like me, you are looking in your closet and just seeing the same old dresses you've worn to a million things already. Well, in the spirit of Holiday Glamour, sew up something new for the social sew!

Remember, my main goal is designing the Social Sew link-up was to make the theme narrow enough that someone unsure of what to make next could find some guidance, but broad enough that someone with sewing plans could find a way to make their pieces fit. If you're a bit stumped on what to make for this month's theme let me suggest...

A little black dress: Probably the most obvious option but also possibly the most useful, and there are about a million options from sweet to sexy. I have plans to make one in addition to my main project. Got to have something for new years!
Patterns: Any pattern... but in black. But, seriously.

A winter cape What better to pop over your new lbd than a toasty wool cape? I have a vintage cape, but haven't made one yet, though I have my pattern all ready. Plus--minimal fitting!
Patterns: Simplicity 8017 is a rereleased 60s pattern (and the pattern I have), and Style Arc's Clover has some wonderful military detailing. Burda has tons of cape patterns; I like this double-breasted one, especially in red!

A party skirt: Sometimes a dress just feels a bit expected, don't you think? A knockout skirt with a simple sweater or silk cami is a nice change from a cocktail dress (and warmer, too) and even Jennifer Lawrence is doing it!
Patterns: The Sewaholic Gabriola or Megan Neilsen's Cascade are gorgeous pieces, but any skirt pattern in silk, tulle, or sequins would be a perfect glamorous addition to your closet...

I have a few glamorous makes on the docket, including several dresses--making my Basel dress got me in the mood to make dresses, and it's also been a while since I've made any vintage... like, who even am I? Perhaps this month will be a return to form...


ps: i expect to see some faux fur and satin, ladies.

allie J.

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