I made my Happy Dress to help raise my spirits during the run up to Christmas. This year has been so strange and I wasn’t feeling Christmassy at all with less than a week to go until the big day.
Happy Dress Fabric
I realised that by changing my own outlook could increase my Christmas cheer and what better way than making a brand new happy dress in this amazing psychedelic fabric from Economy Fabrics near Chesterfield. (Thanks to Jo, for spotting this fabric for me!)
What better way to raise your spirits that a colourful Christmas Day dress, with plenty of space to eat my way through the festivities without feeling an uncomfortable restraint from my clothes.
Styling the dress
I will style this with some matching coloured tights and a pair of sparkly platform heels for that perfect retro 60’s/70’s Austin Powers Vibe. Groovy Baby!
After Christmas I envisage wearing my happy dress with a roll neck long sleeve tee underneath and leggings or jeans and boots.
And when summer comes I might even brave bare legs with my favourite wooden soled leather platform Swedish Hasbeens!
Making a dress that will only be worn once goes against my fast fashion principles, and although I won’t be wearing this dress every day, I will get lots of wear out of it especially as it will make me smile every time I wear it!
Have you made yourself a Christmas Day dress this year? What dress have you made?