Thanksgiving Dress!

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Finally got around to taking a picture of my Thanksgiving dress. Don't know why I look so angry about it though...


For the about a month before Thanksgiving, I was lusting over the idea of a cream colored, drapey sort of dress to wear with fun heels for the big day. I was mostly inspired by the images below...
Not sure where this one is from...














 
I used McCalls 6200 for this dress because it had a drapey feel to it, a lot like the first dress above. The pattern is made for knits, but I didn't really know why it had to be since it's so loose, so I made it with a piece of woven, peach-skinny stuff from JoAnns. It's a super easy pattern and I had no problems using woven material, especially because I decided to use the bell sleeve version, instead of the one with cuffs. I was initially worried that it looked a little like a choir robe, but I've since been reassured that it does not. I've worn it a few times to work, meetings, dinners, etc and it's really comfy and easy to throw on. It does require a slip of some kind, right now I'm using one that came with a RTW dress I bought this summer, but down the line I might make my own. I just ordered some new tan boots, and I'm thinking this dress with a tan belt and the new boots will easily  move me into spring.
Promise I wasn't angry when I took this...
Here it is in action on Thanksgiving day...

Now I need to figure out my Christmas dress! Happy weekend darlings!

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Sertyan
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December 11, 2011 at 7:12 AM delete

I love your Thanksgiving dress! It is very ladylike and demure looking and looks very comfortable too.

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Gail
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December 15, 2011 at 11:10 PM delete

You look lovely. I'm always amazed by how lightly Americans dress indoors. Your heating must be powerful.

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Forrest
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December 18, 2011 at 10:44 AM delete

Thanks! We do have good heating, but also, I live in Texas, so it never really gets that cold...

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