Before logging off for Christmas, I wanted to share our Holiday card for this year which included one of my favorite makes to date – my Southport Dress!
Earlier this fall, Stitch Sew Shop had a weekend workshop for the Southport Dress which included bringing the pattern designer, Kelli of True Bias. It was such an amazing weekend that I can’t say enough good things about! Kelli is absolutely amazing and was such a wonderful teacher. At the end of the weekend, we stood outside the shop talking for another hour and it was so hard to say bye! I hope to cross paths with Kelli again – either in Denver, her hometown, or if she comes back to teach another workshop at Stitch!
I chose to make my Southport Dress out of the beautiful navy toile Rifle Paper Co fabric which is a cotton lawn. Here are some fun pictures from the weekend!
Some serious bias binding preparation going on over there with Emily!
My favorite part of my Southport is the drawstring which I used the selvages from the Rifle Paper Co fabric!
Our finished Southports!
Kelli came with bodice muslins of all the sizes which made choosing a size really easy! I made a few minor adjustments to the size 8 pattern including grading between an 8 and 10 at the hips, raising the neckline a bit and adding a bit of elastic in the back of the drawstring to make it easier when sitting down. It is such a great dress for the summer and fall and plan on making more!
Once my dress was complted, I knew it had to be the outfit I’d wear for our Christmas cards! We had a wonderful mini-session with Lauren Werkheiser Photography on Kent Island in Maryland and ended up with some gorgeous photos!
Our Christmas Card this year (PS it’s Rifle Paper Co from Paperless Post – had to match the dress!)
We’re heading off to spend time with family this weekend but wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you get to enjoy some relaxing time with family and I hope Santa brought you everything on your sewing wishlist!
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