Sewing Projects

J’s Christmas Ball Dress

One of the best parts of being a navy wife is the opportunity to attend formal events. Christmas 2011, my husband’s ship was having their annual Christmas Ball. Awesome hubby bought me a dress to wear as a Christmas present; I went browsing in a dress shop and fell in love, and he couldn’t resist. Janet thought it’d be a fun opportunity for me to make her something unique, so after browsing the pattern books at Fabricland we came up with a McCalls’s evening gown pattern (that, of course, is no longer in print!)


I didn’t keep any progress photos of this dress, but I do have a few of her in the final product. We used crepe back satin, some acetate lining that was on sale as it was only going to be worn once, and sequin trim for a bit of glitter!


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