Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday! The weather is perfect and you get the same delicious foods that you would at Christmas, but without the forced gift giving and receiving. I wanted to make a comfy maxi dress that would show off my fall holiday spirit and allow me to eat all the food that I want. The majority of this dress is self drafted, but I used the top pieces from Seamwork’s Bertie dress. I omitted the button placket and the sleeve cuffs, instead cutting the front bodice piece on the fold and making fun, statement sleeves. I added extra long fabric belts to my waist to play around with the shape of this dress, since it’s pretty billowy. There are inseam pockets and the sleeve cuffs have elastic at the wrists.
The fabric, which was provided by Minerva.com, is a John Kaldor viscose challis in a beautiful floral print. It’s so pretty and because of all the different colors, is a perfect all-weather fabric. The drape is so lovely that I had to share a video of the way it moves. It was quite windy when I filmed this video so I almost fell over, but I never had to worry about any unfortunate wardrobe malfunctions. The fabric is medium weight so while it moves beautifully, it keeps you covered. There’s a little bit of mechanical stretch in the fabric that feels really good on your body. Plus it was really easy to sew and serge with. I’m wearing this tomorrow for Thanksgiving which will be a lot smaller than normal, but that’s fine. It’s not ideal but I have so much to be thankful for this year. I hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving and please be sure to take care and keep you and your loved ones safe. Gobble Gobble!