If you were following our Christmas Dress Sew-a-long, get ready for a jam packed final blog post!!

First of all, let's talk about the finishing touches you will need to complete your dress.....

Christmas Party Dress

We are on the final post of this sew-along with fabric from WTF. It really is a beautiful dress- very simple but the fabric is sumptuous! I wanted to make sure the finishing touches were not going to let the dress down. In my head I had a Downton Abbey style dress with a cord belt. So at The Knitting and Stitching Show I bought some cord and some tassels from Aarti J to put on the end of the cord. I also called at Duttons for Buttons so I could add a beautiful button…..when the lady pointed out the Yorkshire Rose button there was no other choice! I am a Yorkshire girl!

Once you have your preferred notions, you're in a position to complete your dress. Here's the finished product from Amanda:

Christmas Party Dress

And here she is wearing it to a Christmas party and looking stunning!

Christmas Party Dress

Here is the Christmas Party Dress at the Christmas Party! Terrible photos I am afraid, but proof that I wore it!

Christmas Party Dress

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We really hope you've enjoyed this sew-a-long and that it has inspired you to think about making your own dress for special occassions, be it Christmas, as a wedding guest, or just replacing a beloved black lace party dress!