Here’s a little cheeky Christmas outfit. Christmas Vanamo

It snuck in amoungst a flurry of present making.  Leaving WIP’s all over the sewing room just so it could get its day in the sun.

Christmas Vanamo

It was feeling particularly cheeky the morning of these photos because it was feeling a little tipsy still after it’s first night out!

Christmas Vanamo

Christmas Vanamo

Pattern:  Named Patterns Vanamo in Size 38

Fabric:   Remnant from Potters Textiles – a poly blend which is soft and spongy with a teensy bit of stretch.

Ease: Medium

See Also: I love Simon Sez’s brocade version,

Tidbits: I used Create the Perfect Fit to adapt this pattern in my first version.  This time I added some more ease back into the top but made the skirt up without changes. Interestingly, as this fabric has more give than the curtaining used in the last version the skirt is also a looser fit.  I toyed with altering it a little but opted for more room.  Christmas cake and all that.

I also fully lined the bodice this time with a quilting weight cotton.  I just hate how facings shift around.

By far my favourite part is that I hand stitched the top stitching details with doubled up embroidery thread. It just adds that something something.

Christmas Vanamo

Christmas Vanamo

Lessons:   Aside from the fact that these photos are sheepishly taken the morning after a glorious christmas dinner and the back is looking decidedly rumpled as a result, I didn’t notice that the bottom of the top sways out a little as the zip I had was a little short.  I also had to add a little vintage button to the top of the neckline opening as it had a tendancy to fly open.

Christmas Vanamo

I am not sure where the curve on the top front came from through my various fitting iterations, but, hey, it’s pretty cute!

Christmas Vanamo

I can also see both pieces working hard in various combinations over summer.  It also got out and about with my grandma’s skirt today!

Christmas Vanamo

Christmas Vanamo

Score:  4/5 It’s perfect for a travelling christmas (we are coming home to Melbourne for our turkey!) as one outfit  can morph into many : )

(worn with Tiff necklace, vintage kimono handbag (top) and BBPP Designs necklace (bottom))