pattern_Avenir Jumpsuit

Festive Sewing Project Ideas

Festive Sewing Project Ideas

Tis' the season for sewing yourself a festive me made garment! We have put together some beautiful ready-to-wear inspiration for the festive season that resembles our Friday Patterns, so that you can feel inspired to make your own beautiful party looks. Continue reading to find out more.

Bernadette Skirt

The Bernadette is a party in a skirt; pleated in the front - darted in the back! Plus, store your treasures in style with the super fun belt bag! The pattern includes the skirt in two length options; mini and midi. The belt is closed with D-rings and the bag features a zipper pocket, front pouch, and flap.

Here are a few ways you could make the Bernadette Skirt for the festive season;

1. Choose a tartan or plain fabric, for a cute wintery Christmas vibe. This would look lovely with a cosy sweater, tights, and heels.

2. Go matchy! Sew up a Bernadette Skirt, with a matching cropped blazer (perhaps use our Heather Blazer Pattern), and you have the cutest matching set, and can also wear each item again individually.

3. Midi skirt & Vest Combo, Create the longer length skirt, and team it with either a matching or similar tone cami top, this looks like a gorgeous midi dress, but can also be layered with a blouse or cosy knit.

4. Pleather vibes, if you're into the leather look, try making the Bernadette in a light/mid weight pleather for a more grunge, edgy party look.

5. Cottage core vibes are always sweet, we love the idea of a burgundy Bernadette skirt, with a cream puff sleeve blouse - this would be a great holiday skirt or outfit to go for dinner with friends.

6. Smart casual with a mini grey check version, worn with a cream sweater - style with knee high boots for a sexy feminine look.

Avenir Jumpsuit

The Avenir Jumpsuit is an easy to sew jumpsuit with billowy sleeves and wide legs. It’s almost as comfortable as pajamas but still stylin’ enough to wear to dinner with friends! Elastic gathers the neck and waistline for a comfortable, easy fit. The pattern includes options for long sleeves gathered with elastic or short sleeves.

Depending on your fabric choice, you can take the slouchiness of the Avenir and turn it into something fit for the dance floor! Here are some suggestions:

1. Sparkle vibes, make it in a metallic fabric like a plisse, or satin for a stunning party look.

2. Add a waist belt: This is a great option to create added drama to the look, made in a stand out fabric and adding a belt can elevate it from a more casual pattern.

3. Velvet! If you can use a low stretch or no stretch velvet that would be perfect, and it would create a beautiful elegant outfit. Make the short sleeve version like the green example above, and you could add some trim or embroidery to the neckline.

4. Sequins for daysss! How stunning would the avenir look in a sequin fabric, with the longer sleeve as well for added drama. 

5. Black Jacquard fabric in a lighter weight, or something with sheer pieces in it would be beautiful for a classic jumpsuit look that wouldn't go out of style. 

Saturday Skirt Set

This set is for when it’s Saturday night and you have ‘nothing to wear’. The Saturday skirt set is made up of a wrap top and midi skirt that are comfortable, glamorous, and fun! Both patterns are designed to be easy to sew. The wrap top features long sleeves brought in at the hem with elastic. It can be wrapped in several different ways! The skirt is a flowy a-line dream brought in in the back with elastic for an easy and comfortable fit, not to mention the skirt features roomy pockets. Make this set from a silk for a party-ready get up. 

There are so many ways you can make the Saturday Skirt Set suitable for the festive season, depending on your fabric choice it can be glam, elegant, bold, sexy, or whatever you choose!

1. Metallic details would make the Top and Skirt set look party ready, a great New Years Eve look.

2. Bright color satin would give the set a trend led feel to it, worn with slicked hair, dangly earrings, and heels for a glamorous styling.

3. Go more arty with a beautiful drapey rayon, or silk with different colors. Tie the look together with black heeled boots and accessories.

4. Keep it "simple" with one plain colour, like the model shots, when it's made in one color it still stands out and looks stunning, plus it makes both the top and skirts wearable with other things. 

Saltwater Slip Dress

The Saltwater Slip is a simple slip dress with adjustable straps that can be layered or worn on its own. The pattern comes with two length options: above the knee, and tea length (with side slits). It also comes with optional side ties to add a bit of waist shaping. Wear this slip over a tee shirt, under a sheer dress, or on its own! 

A slip dress has fast become a wardrobe staple for all occasions but especially when it comes to occasion wear. If your personal style is elegant and simple, choose a fabric in a plain colour that hangs well, if you're more arty or adventerous, have fun with metallics!

1. A pop of pink is bold and colorful without the fuss!

2. Mix textures, you could hack the Saltwater so that the top half is a velvet and the lower half is a satin - it might be a little challenging sewing those fabrics together but the result would be gorgeous.

3. Metallics and band tees, such a fun combo if your style is a bit more edgey.

4. Sequins for a stunning look that will knock em' dead!! 

We hope you found this post helpful and found lots of festive sewing project ideas from it. Make sure to take us in your creations on social media, as we love to see your makes.

Reading next

Hughes Top Hack With Patina Sleeves & Button Loop Placket
Friday Style Diaries with Leila Makes

Leave a comment

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.