Last Year’s Laurel Dress

Last Christmas Eve I was sewing until the very last minute. I finished this dress 20 minutes before we left for my family’s Christmas Eve party! Everyone loved it and couldn’t believe that I made it!

Photo Credits: My cousin, Shannon Roland of Thirty Five and Oaks

The Laurel Dress in Plaid - Family Photo! Christmas Eve 2015



I made the Laurel Version 3 + underlining from Version 1 + pockets from Version 2… so basically everything in one. I knew I wanted the underlining because the plaid felt a little thin for a winter dress. The dress was definitely too loose (as discussed in the Laurel Blouse blog post), so next time I will definitely just make a smaller size. I can’t remember if I took in the sides or the center seam on this one… The sleeves and shoulders did fit well, though.

Oh, and of course I picked a plaid and hated myself for trying to match everything including an invisible zipper!

And a few pictures of me in the dress for Christmas Eve! Enjoy!

Being silly showing off my me made dress! The Laurel Dress in PlaidShowing off my me-made dress for Christmas Eve!

The Laurel Dress in Plaid - Plaid on plaid with my husband! Christmas Eve 2015Plaid on plaid with Eric!!

The Laurel Dress in Plaid - Cousins! Christmas Eve 2015Cousins! Remember how last year was like 70 degrees on Christmas?? Tank Tops everywhere

The Laurel Dress in Plaid - me and my sister Christmas Eve 2015Sisters!

The Laurel Dress in Plaid - playing piano with my sister during Christmas Eve 2015Playing “Sleigh Ride” with some added clapping!

And some Amazon items inspired by the decor in the blog post to make your Christmas complete!


1 Comment

  1. December 16, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Love your dress! I made the Laurel last year and found the same problem – it was huge! You’ve inspired me though to take another gander at it bring it down at least a size. Yours actually looks like a great fit and wow in that plaid it pops!