Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Classy Comfortable Dresses for Winter.

Butterick  6615
This is a quick and easy pattern for winter and early spring wear with turtle neck and leggings or tights.  I would advise a straight hem as the leggings or tights would cause the dress to catch and rise up.  Best with a length below the knees.  Watch the neckline when you bend over without a turtle neck or high neck sweater underneath.

Disclaimer:   Many of the patterns I suggest have some "weak" points that can be remedied to make them modest.  I  promote dresses and skirts that go below the knees, necklines that are close to the neck, sleeves that come close to the elbow, and all in good taste with comfortable ease of movement.  I believe our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and we are to strive to glorify God in how we dress and our deportment.  (1 Corinthians 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?)
To those who want to dress decently, respectably, honestly, without pretension, and modestly, I commend you for your desires to look and act like a lady.

Fall, winter, and spring are great times for layering.  If you live where the cool temperatures pervade these seasons, then there are some dresses that can be worn with under-layers and outer-layers to keep warm.

The classic jumpers are examples of these and I will do a blog on them some day.

The following dresses can be used year round in some climates and others require a weightier or denser fabric.

Liesl and Co.
 I made this dress and it was a little close fitting so check measurements if you want it looser, especially if you want to wear a turtleneck under it.  It is a very comfortable dress.  I made the neckline higher.

Terrace Dress
This pattern offers longer sleeves and can be made in heavier fabrics .  

Miranda Dress and illustration

Cami Dress

Lempi dress

Lempi dress

Butterick 6615
Make the hemline even for balance and ease of wear.

Honeycomb Dress Pattern
A very comfortable dress.


Tea House Seven Dress
Another dress that can be easily layered.

Dana Marie Dress
On sale for $6.00!
A good choice for price and winter dress wear.

Auberley  Dress Pattern

Looks like an easy Pattern to make.  Check out their website for further ideas.  An easy dress to make in heavier weights .
I like to feature some of the Independent Sewing Companies as we have access to the Big 4 Catalogs in most larger cities.  The internet makes it handy to check out pattern details and see what others have made using these patterns.  

I hope you can glean some inspiration for using what you have or adding to your wardrobe.

May God bless you as you seek his will in your life and in your sewing to his glory.