Happy Thursday, everyone, and welcome to the Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop Holiday tour! Today I’ll be showing you Abby’s new Elaina Pintuck Party Dress in blue dupioni silk. Yum…
The best part about participating in the Holiday Tour (besides sewing a pretty dress) is that I actually finished my daughter’s Christmas dress a whole month before Christmas! That’s pretty much a Christmas miracle because I’m usually sewing right up until the deadline.
For the tour I sewed the Elaina Pintuck Party Dress. This dress was an adventure for the following reasons. It was:
- My first time sewing with dupioni silk
- My first time sewing pin tucks
- My first time sewing a special occasion dress
- An enjoyable pattern
If you’ve been following me here for awhile, you already know that Abby is a fan of pink. She’s a crazy fan of pink. She wants her room painted pink and the other day she told me she wished her feet were pink. Not her toes, her actual feet. She asked me to paint them.
So, when it came to making a Christmas dress I knew red was out of the question. She would never put it on. Taupe and silver were also out (she calls silver “gray” and says it’s “yucky”). The only thing I could come up with was this blue and thankfully, she agreed! Besides, it’s a gorgeous color and so versatile.
An early Merry Christmas to each of you, wherever you live in the world!
I truly love this dress and can’t wait for Abby to wear it in our family Christmas photos. As one last note, let me tell you that I received a LOT of compliments on this dress last Sunday when she wore it to church. If you’re looking for a Christmas dress that turns heads, this might be just what you’re looking for.
Happy sewing, everyone!