Do you want to build a snowman?

Well tough luck if you do, because the weather fairies have decided that they would rather the whole year stays at a boring 14 degrees and is therefore far too warm to snow and therefore you can’t build a snowman.

So what are you to do if the answer was ‘yes’ to the aforementioned question?

You make a snowman dress instead!

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I wore this dress to school on Friday for Christmas jumper day and felt very good about wearing something handmade and raising money at the same time.

 

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I also wore it yesterday for our ‘friendsmas’ dinner and it stood up extremely well to the test of a gargantuan meal! I plan on wearing it again on real Christmas day, which will make it one of my most worn items of clothing this year!!

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The fabric came from Minerva crafts and is a really easy to work with, stable cotton. This dress was so easy to sew up! I only lined the bodice (Simplicity 2444), which is a TNT pattern and therefore super quick. I didn’t bother with any pattern matching or placement. Partly because it’s a bit of a novelty dress, but mostly because I generally don’t care about that unless it’s a geometric print. Plus, there was no way to avoid ‘snowman boob’, so I decided to embrace it instead!

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The skirt is a gathered circle skirt, with pockets and there is just a simple centred zip on the back. So nothing fancy, but I LOVE it.

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How long do you think I can keep wearing it for before it becomes seasonally inappropriate? Have you all been making festive awesomeness too? Next up, will hopefully be a finished coat, so watch this space for that!

 

 

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