Introducing my Christmas Day dress. I never tire of a shift dress, I have many patterns especially vintage ones from the 1960's. This pattern is a new one for me to try from my collection.

Although the body is a lovely fit on the waist, back and bust, the shoulders were too long and caused a little excess fabric above the bust. Modern patterns which would give a similar shift dress silhouette are herehere or here.

That said, the satin bias binding elevates this dress from office wear to a panto visit at the theatre picking out the red part of the fabric pattern.

The cord is super fine and smooth on the outside making it ideal winter dress fabric. The dress is lined although the pattern didn't require it but it makes for a warmer dress which doesn't stick to thick tights. I just cut out all of the pieces again in grey lining.

The back has a concealed zip making a sleek finish on the back. I will be wearing it with a cardigan on Christmas day - could you imagine cooking dinner with a silk scarf slung over your shoulders!

But the scarf might make an appearance at a New year Party.

Three seasonal occasions - one dress. A worthy Christmas contender.