You all knew I’d have to make another one of these didn’t you?
Why this dress is the perfect choice for Thursday’s festivities…
- The fit is loose! It can easily accommodate heavy consumption of food and drink; I think I could expand to 1.5 times my current size and it would still fit.
- It swings.. a bit of festive flirtiness!
- The fabric is stretchy and cozy…
- The red color is fit for a celebration!
New Look 6525 was even easier to sew the second time. I won’t bore you with lots of construction details as I reviewed it only a few weeks ago here. I will say this: the second version came together in record time: two hours including cutting! It’s so easy to fit and sew…really you should try it!
Fabric: I’m convinced the key to success with this pattern is the fabric. The knit I used here is a rayon sweater knit with a wide ribbed texture. I picked it up on sale at Joann’s a while back because this shade of red is my favorite; it has just a touch of black in it, which gives it the depth I love. It has two-way stretch and, although it’s slightly heavier than the gray knit I used in my previous version (here), it works. I wouldn’t go any heavier though (probably wouldn’t do a ponte). This dress needs to move a bit.
FIT: I didn’t have to make any adjustments in the shoulders on this dress and I cut the smallest size as it is really loose-fitting. The collar is perfect on this dress if you ask me…not too tight, not too loose. I’m fussy about collars, and I find this so comfortable to wear.
This dress will be perfect for Thanksgiving and other casual holiday gatherings this winter. I’m so glad I gave into the temptation to make this pattern again! I’m already imagining a spring version too:).
I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving with family and friends. Happy sewing and thanks for stopping by!
17 thoughts on “The Perfect Thanksgiving Dress”
I love this dress! Secret pajama-winning all the way! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. 🙂
Ha! Yes, A big thumbs up to secret pajamas! Happy thanksgiving to you all too!
Love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Linda!
Thanks! I hope your holiday is wonderful!
A perfect holiday dress! First thing I thought of was CRANBERRIES! It’s very dressy but still looks comfortable! Well done Linda!
Thanks! Yes, cranberries are one of my favorites! Maybe that’s why I love this shade of red:)
You’re right Linda, it is the perfect holiday dress. I like the fabric and color very much.Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks , Lucy! I hope I don’t fill it out by the time the day is over. Have a lovely holiday !
Perfect for Thanksgiving! The perfect colour, fabric and fit. Happy Thanksgiving xx
Thanks, Diane! I am such a fan of red. Have a lovely day!
This looks so cute on you. It’s a great dress!
Thank-you, Lisa. The best part…It was so easy to make:)
Oh! I’m so glad my comment went through! My phone has been really weird about blog comments lately. I thought it wasn’t working. Have a great Thanksgiving!
you too, Lisa!
Really Nice dress. I bought the pattern. I’ m looking forward to use it.
Thanks! How fun! I hope you post your version so I can see it!