This dress kind of shocked me with its Christmas-y vibe. When my daughter asked me to make her a dress influenced by a Versace coat that she saw in Vogue, the coat did not look to me like holiday wear at all. It just looked cool. I was very surprised at how “holiday” the dress looks.
I dyed the velvet myself. It started out as a white fabric from the remnant bin. Look at this post if you would like to see what the yardage looked like, post-dye and pre-cut.
The pattern I used is loosely based on a dress in the book “Girly Style Wardrobe.” But I made so many changes to it that maybe I should just say I drafted it myself. I especially like the front yoke, band, and waist piece that is cut all-in-one, which came from me and is not to be found in the original pattern.