Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Dress, Kate Middleton Style

Awhile ago I picked up this white and red polka dot fabric for super cheap, but struggled to know what to do with it since it was Jersey. Jersey is not something I've worked with before. I came across Simplicity 2145 and laughed because it was a knockoff of kate middleton's engagement dress (shown below). So I decided to use this fabric with this pattern to make a Christmas dress. The dress doesn't photograph well, but it does have the wrap around the front like her dress.

I made a size 12 and it fits pretty well. Not as well as my other dresses I've made, but pretty dang close. This dress fabric only cost me $8 so I'm very pleased about that. Like most dress patterns this pattern was too short. Must I always add 4 inches to every pattern? Ugg! The other thing I changed is I took the sleeves in by 5/8 of an inch since I was drowning in them. I probably should have taken them in even more, but laziness struck.

Overall I am pleased with it and it's really comfortable. A lot of people liked it at church and said they liked the retro feel about it.


  1. ok hello!! you are AMAZING!!! So glad I came across your blog so I can hire you to make everything for me!! :) you are incredibly talented Rachel! p.s. the toffee is heavenly! thanks again! :)

  2. So cute! Long sleeve dresses are really hard to find. Great job!

  3. Sweeeet! I've got this pattern up for swap at the moment so I'm linking this post to show what it looks like made up (I never got around to making it XD).

  4. Thanks for giving me the idea!! I can NEVER find dresses that are long enough in the store, you know my pain. It's been a long time. Glad you have this blog:) Kerry Mears Perry