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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Finally A Red Dress! Simplicity 7243 Again!

I have wanted a red dress for the holiday for a while now.  I used my TNT pattern, Simplicity 7243 and 3 yards of red ponte knit fabric.

I can dress it up or make it more casual.  I have a million ideas to go with this red dress. 


Simplicity 7243 Red Ponte Dress

Simplicity 7243 Red Ponte Dress

$12.00 Red Dress

Red Ponte Knit Dress

Simplicity 7243 Red Ponte Knit Dress

Since I don't own anything holidayish I made a cardigan to wear with the red dress. No poinsettias or holly here!

I used my favorite McCall 6844 cardigan with mesh knit fabric.  I like the leopard and rose print and I think that I will be able to wear it all year long.

McCall 6844  Mesh Knit Cardigan

McCall 6844 Mesh Knit Cardigan

I used a French seam for most of the cardigan and since the fabric is so thin, I used a rolled hem with red wooly nylon thread in the upper looper of the serger. I did a double collar, cutting one 1-1/2" shorter but leaving the length the same.

McCall 6844 Mesh Knit Cardigan-Rolled hem wooly nylon
 
My lady friend from church gifted me a box of large cone wooly nylon thread!  What a wonderful surprise!  I don't even know where to store them!  Merry Christmas to me!
 
Wooly nylon thread
I've been busy making rice heating bags for Christmas gifts this past weekend.  My mother in law gave me 20lbs of rice and I needed a gift idea to use it up.  It would take me a lifetime to use that much rice. 

Rice Bags from Dish towels


Rice Bags

My first ones were made from bath hand towels and even though they were ok, I thought they were too big.  I used microfiber dish towels to make these. Four seams, fill half way with rice then sew along the top.  Easy gift and ready to give.  I added a homemade directions tag and wrapped with a ribbon.  I bagged them all up before I realized I didn't have a final picture.  But I think you get the drift.


Until next time......................


Merry Christmas!


Bonnie

5 comments:

  1. Oh I do love a red dress for Christmas but I never get around to making one so good for you. It's lovely and think of all the different ways you can accessorize it. Paired with your cardi, you will look smashing in this outfit. Merry Christnas Bonnie!

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  2. Oh I do love a red dress for Christmas but I never get around to making one so good for you. It's lovely and think of all the different ways you can accessorize it. Paired with your cardi, you will look smashing in this outfit. Merry Christnas Bonnie!

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