Project runway for Christmas – McCalls 9356 and Butterick 3386.

Every year, I try to make something that fits the Christmas party theme for my husband’s work do. This year is the last year at his current workplace because he’s moving on next March. The party is on Saturday night and it’s always a big event.
This year’s theme is oriental and as much as I would like to have worn a fitted slim-line dress, I have too many curves to ‘make it work.’ So I chose a two-piece outfit in a non-traditional colour. I’ve made the top and skirt before so the main challenge was sewing this up fast enough before the fabric frayed away. It’s rayon and I bought it from my favourite place, Pitt Trading at San Souci on Thusday night for $10/metre.
My plan was to sew this yesterday but life got in the way – shopping, buying zippers and then last minute family requests just stole my day. I cut the skirt right front the wrong way so I also drove back to Pitt Trading and bought another metre. By the time I got to sit down it was 9pm, so Saturday came and went quickly.
This morning I woke up and went for a 30km bike ride to get rid of my excess energy and after breakfast I got into it. So what you see is a very overlocked outfit sewn today. I’ll play with it during the week just to get the fit right. The last time I made this skirt up was five years ago and I took some bulk out of the tummy area. I didn’t use the extra metre so I might try another top, just for fun.

2 thoughts on “Project runway for Christmas – McCalls 9356 and Butterick 3386.

  1. This looks great, and so fast!!The fabric was still in the shop when I saw you on Thursday night and I didn’t get to do any sewing on the weekend, can I have some of your energy please 🙂

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