Christmas Postcard

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I know that Spring must be on it’s way, because the weather can’t quite make up it’s mind! Last week was above zero, then we had a day of soft fluffy snowflakes, and then over the weekend it all melted away again. When it snowed, I just couldn’t resist going outside in the snow for some pictures; these look like Christmas postcards!

It is definitely the time for seasonal dressing though, and this outfit marries winter and spring quite well: a cotton sundress, warmed up with a sweater, wool coat and jewel toned tights.

This sundress is a reproduction I sewed of Butterick’s 4790 famous wraparound “walk away dress”, nicknamed that because it was so easy to make you could start sewing it in the morning, and walk away wearing it to lunch. (I wasn’t that quick at sewing it!) It has been a nice staple in my wardrobe for the last few years though, since it works well for all seasons: the jewel tones make it perfect for fall/winter, but the cotton material is perfect for spring/summer.

I’m looking forward to sundress season, and though the snow is nice, I am certainly ready for Spring- how about you?

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Obligatory twirling when wearing a full skirt. 🙂

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the artyologist- image of vintage style butterick 4790 walk away dress

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